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The Labyrinth of Osiris (Yusuf Khalifa #3)

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Since they last met, life has moved on for Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and Jerusalem detective Arieh Ben-Roe. About to become a father for the first time, Ben-Roi finds himself investigating a gruesome murder in Jerusalem's Armenian Cathedral. The victim, a journalist named Rivka Kleinberg, had been researching an article into the Israeli sex-trafficking industry. Wh ...more
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Published 2012 by Atlantic Monthly Press
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Sarah
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“لقد حدثت جرائم مروعة،

ولن تتحقق العدالة أبداً،
على الأرجح ما لم يخرج الله شيئاً من القبعة؛
فالعالم مكان مُظلم أكثر من أي وقت مضى..”


“اهتم بالأمور الصغيرة والأمور الكبيرة تهتم بنفسها”

بداية موفقه جدا مع ملل وفقد تركيز كثيرا في المنتصف ونهايه رائعه مع القليل من خيبة الامل بسبب بعض الاحداث التي لا اريد ان احرقها علي من لم يقرأ الرواية بعد

كعادة بول سوسمان .. يظهر بأنه الاكثر خبرة فيما يخص مصر واحيانا اكثر من المصريين أنفسهم
يوسف خليفه من ضمن شخصياتي المفضله مدي الحياة وهو المقابل لروبرت لانغدون في رو
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Abdelfattah Qabel
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: الأدب
كاتب صهيوني بأمتياز يحاول دمج الكيان اليهودي (إسرائيل) فى مجتمعنا من خلال ترسيخ مبداء انهم بشر والمصريين بشر والمشاكل بيننا سياسية. كما انة يخيل للقارئ ان بناء علاقة مع شخص من الكيان اليهودي شئ طبيعئ لا ضرر فية.
Kate
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Paul Sussman, journalist and archaeologist, brings the cities and deserts of Israel and Egypt to life. Combining police investigations with historical puzzles, the complex and deeply layered stories are set within the context of the cultural and religious conditions that mark these societies. This fourth novel reunites previous characters Arieh Ben-Roe, a detective in Jerusalem and Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor Police and their own deeply personal and involving stories are played out alongside thei ...more
Mohamed ElMeligy
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
اول عمل أقرأه للكاتب بول سوسمان و ربما لن يكون الأخير بإذن الله ..

العمل شديد الطول و هو بالنسبة لمحبي القراءة وجبة دسمة ، مليئة بالتعقيدات و التشابكات في الاحداث ..

الرواية قائمة على تصور أجنبي نوعا ما للعلاقة بين المصري و الاسرائيلي و تفترض وجود صداقة عمر بين مصري و اسرائيلي ، ضابط شرطة مصري و مثله اسرائيلي..لا نتكلم عن علاقة بين مصري و يهودي فقط بل مصري و يهودي إسرائيلي ، و هو امر أقرب للخيال ....لكن ، نحن هنا نتكلم عن رواية خيالية بالفعل ، و هذا ما يجعل المرء يتغاضى عن هذه النقطة

الكاتب كان با
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Patrice Hoffman
*Won through a Goodreads Giveaway*

This is the first novel I have read by the late Paul Sussman but it will not be the last. Although it's saddening that this collection of stories involving Yusuf Khalifa and Arieh Ben-Roi, I look forward to reading the other two books that preceded this one.

The story is told in such a atmospheric and descriptive manner that it's hard not to feel like I'm in the deserts of Egypt or on the streets of Jerusalem. I thoroughly enjoyed the pace of this novel as well.
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Raya راية
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الليلة السابقة أنهيت رواية متاهة أوزيريس لبول سوسمان،
رواية تبدأ بحدث مثير ولا تلبث أن تظهر لك ما تخبئه من ألغاز معقدة، وعلاقات متشابكة، وأحداث مشوقة...
تنقلك بين عدة أماكن، وفي عدة أزمنة، لمحاولة الإمساك بالخيوط واستكمال اللعبة...
آثار فرعونية، ألغاز وخرائط، الأقصر، القدس، النيل، جريمة قتل، شركات عملاقة، عصابات غامضة، كنوز مدفونة، وتجارة غير مشروعة...
عالم من السرعة والتشويق والإثارة، تحبس الأنفاس حتى آخر سطر..
لا أنكر أنني تفاجأت بما آلت إليه النهاية،، غير متوقعة لكن منطقية
ترجمة مميزة فلا تشعر بإن
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Mohamed
Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية جميلة و مثيرة و تظهر مدى خبرة بول سوسمان في التاريخ الفرعوني و ان كان يشوبها بعض الملل
Aman
Sep 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an exellent book.interesting and thrilling with lots of historical and political information plus lovable characters.
عبدالله
نحن متفقون بحسب ما اعتقد على أن الرواية لا دين لها

ولا ارض لها

ولا لغة لها

لا اعرف هل كان سوسمان يهودياً كما يشي اسم عائلته ام لا ولا اهتم صراحة بذلك أثناء قرائتي لرواية جيدة بل جيدة جداً، ولكن صدمتي كانت في الناشر المحافظ الذي لم ينتبه لكم التطبيع في الرواية، فالرواية باختصار هي عبارة عن عملية مشتركة بين الشرطة افسرائيلية والمصرية وهناك الكثير من التفاصيل فيها ... رواية طويلة بـ650 صفحة وجيدة

قد تغضب للحظات حين ترى الفرق بين الشرطة الإسرائيلية التي تعتمد احدث التقنيات ونظام متابعة سلس وهيكلة وا
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Jorge Magano
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Con este autor he pasando por distintas etapas.
Leí "El enigma de Cambises" y me pareció una novela de aventuras y enigmas históricos muy entretenida, bien documentada y sin las fantasmadas propias del género.
Con "El guardián de los arcanos" me encontré un thriller esotérico de una profundidad impropia en este tipo de libros, sobre todo en lo concerniente a la construcción de personajes.
Por esa razón me lancé enseguida a leer "El oasis secreto", que iba más en la línea de la primera novela y con
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Basma shalaby
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أول قراءة لبول سوسمان ولن تكون الأخيرة
"متاهة أوزوريس" هي آخر ما كتب بول قبل رحيله
رواية راااائعة مليئة بحقائق ممتعة ومعلومات تاريخية مشوقة ومعلومات سياسية قيمة
حبكة متقنة وخيال خصب
الإنتقال بين القدس مصر كندا تل أبيب إنجلترا الكونغو وأميركا تم بسلاسة
سرد سلس لغة سوسمان بسيطة جدا بلا تعقيدات
غلاف الرواية راااااائع جدااااا أحببته :)
دون كشف أسرار الحبكة، الرواية ببساطة تتحدث عن محقق مصري "يوسف خليفة" ومحقق إسرائيلي "بن روي" يعملان سويا لكشف لغز مقتل صحفية أرمينية في القدس وعلاقة اختفائها بأسطورة "متاهة
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you ness
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
آخر روايات بول سوسمان ( الصحافي و عالم الآثار الخبير في الآثار الفرعونية) و آخر حلقة في سلسلة '' الضابط يوسف خليفة ''..
الرواية جاءت واعدة كسابقاتها، تشويق..اثارة..رعب..حبس انفاس..خيال خصب..معلومات غزيرة..وصف دقيق جدا
صراحة رواية متقنة بشكل كبير، لكنها تركت انطباعا سيئا لدي بسبب نهايتها الماساوية بموت احد ابطال القصة و كذلك طابعها الحزين منذ البداية
ايضا لم يعجبني تقديم صورة عن التعاون العربي الاسرائيلي الذي بدا في رواية '' آخر اسرار الهيكل ''
لكن تبقى روايات جميلة و انصح بقراءتها
Flora
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a third of the way through and thoroughly enjoying it. The brilliant and very real characters, the gripping plot that excites set amongst the heartfelt personal lives of Khalifa and Ben-Roi. Another fantastic read. Some very poignant bits in view of Sussman's tragic death, so sad to think this will be the last in the series.
Marisa
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting book! Lots of facts, history and current politic through the World. Really liked it and makes me sad that it ended.
Ahmed
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
أكثر روايات سوسمان مللا
الرواية لن تبدأ في لفت إنتباهك قبل مرور 350 صفحة عالأقل
الرواية طويلة جدا بشكل مبالغ فيه و حبكتها ضعيفة للغاية و ليست ممتعة
ينبغي الإشارة إلي أن سوسمان شخص صهيوني من المقام اللأول
يوسف خليفة لا يمثل اي شرطي مصري ولا يمثل اي قيم مصرية
مترجم الرواية نالة نصيب من الفشل
إبنة يوسف تدعي بطه (دلع فاطمة )
تحولت مع المترجم الي بطاح
منتهي الجهل
Mel
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, thriller
Despite receiving this as part of the Transworld Historical Reading Challenge, this book is set firmly in modern times beginning with a murder in the Armenian Cathedral in Jerusalem and stretching back to the death of an Egyptoglist in the 1930 in Luxor. This an intrigue crime thriller set in one of the most complicated areas of the modern world – Jerusalem and Luxor with two detectives from very different cultures and backgrounds working at different elements of the mystery.

The characters are
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Nuno Magalhães
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fãs de thrillers
Shelves: own, thriller
Está aqui um thriller muito interessante e absorvente para quem gosta de histórias de crime e subsequente investigação policial. Neste livro, o autor desenvolve, numa narrativa bem construída e estruturada, a investigação de dois crimes aparentemente sem relação ocorridos respetivamente em Jerusalém e Luxor, no Deserto Oriental Egípcio. À medida que as investigações são desenvolvidas separadamente por cada um dos detetives, Ben-Roi e Khalifa, o autor vai desenvolvendo a narrativa, alternando ent ...more
Gaby
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers, criminal
Страхотна книга с много вълнуващ сюжет! В нея няма житейски мъдрости и дълбоки размисли, но нима всяка трябва да цели това?
Трета от поредицата с главен герой египетския полицай Юсуф Халифа, в която водеща роля има и израелският му колега Ариех Бен Рои. Именно с убийство на журналистка в Арменска катедрала в Йерусалим се завързва историята. А разследването му вади наяве разкрития за секс трафик, мултимилионна корпорация, мъртъв археолог, древна златна мина, чието име носи и заглавието на романа,
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Dawn Mahony
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book I would have liked to take on holiday with me, just to be able to read without the interferences of everyday life. Starting in Luxor, Egypt in 1931 with a young boy witnessing something distressing and moving quickly to the present day with a murder in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem the investigation fans out in what appears to be unlinked ways. Confronting in the descriptions of the seedy side of life and some of the language also not to my taste, however, the story is ...more
Kate
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting book. I found the plot rather too complicated woven with too many strands to follow, but I liked the protagonists very much. The detectives are an Egyptian and an Israeli, friends though working for different forces in different countries, with great character development and background- very human and likeable.

The plot involves big international business, politics, toxic waste dumping and resulting well poisoning, cyber sabotage and environmental protest, archaeology, smuggling of
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Bob
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not sure I really liked the book. If I had, it would have been a 5 star. It is that well written. The plot method of jumping around in time and space is not one of my favorites. One thing you learn from this book is what a wretched place the middle east is in which to live. Very few of the characters are anyone you would want to know. Reminds me of the current crop of Scandinavian titles. Miserable people in a miserable place having miserable things happen. However, this is better written t ...more
matteo
I flew through the four-pack of Sussman books, and now I am sad that there are no more. These are the books I keep hoping Steve Berry will write. They are modern-day Indiana Jones. I love the Egyptology, the archaeology, the history. The mysteries are fascinating, and the stories are engrossing. The characters are well written and have depth, which is unusual for a historical mystery thriller. The setting is fun, different, and contemporary. Sussman knows his subjects. I ate these books up, and ...more
Cheryl Carpinello
Two things I was hate when reading: Finishing a book I want to keep reading and having to haul out the kleenex.

Paul Sussman's The Labyrinth of Osiris is one of those books. Sussman provides readers with fast-moving intricate action, characters a reader must cheer for, exotic settings, suspense, and one h*** of an ending! If this is what you look for in your reading, I recommend all of Paul's books.

Sadly, The Labyrinth of Osiris was his last before his untimely death. Such a loss to the literary
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Sabrine Faragallah
Great reading for travel. I picked this only on account of the sources of positive reviews printed on the cover and did not want a let down like the last paperback I read by Tom Knox.

It was a long read but the story had a great pace, well developed although slightly stereotypical characters, and a solid plot. It was a highly entertaining mix of white collar crime, vice, murder, and history and I would recommend this for anyone looking for a good fiction to read during a very long flight.
Curt Hopkins Hopkins
Maybe the best book I've read all year. You don't usually come across detective novels that make you want to cheer and also cry. This one does. It's the last novel in Sussman's series featuring Jerusalem Senior Detective Arieh Ben-Roi and Luxur Police Inspector Yusuf Khalifa. Not a moment of sentimentality or squishy multi-cultural hugging. Just humans. After you finish it, check out a bio of Sussman. It'll break your fucking heart.
Ricky
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book – the plot is wonderful, it has twists and turns that keeps you hooked throughout. The characters are raw and believable in their struggle to solve the many intricate clues that get thrown into the plot - as one door opens another door shuts. This is an amazing storyline that surprises you at different junctions. Paul Sussman was a very talented writer and I feel very saddened that this will be his last book after dying this year.
Marc
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His final novel is his best. Starts with a murder and then takes the reader from Israel to the deserts of Egypt to the States-with trafficking, mining-he delivers characters with such depth-the reader cares for the good guys & loathes the bad. Thank you, Paul Sussman...every story you wrote, stayed with me. I recommend all his books.
Carole Sinclair-smith
Great book and I am so sorry that I have finished it and left the wonderful characters. How sad that we shall not be enjoying any more wonderful books from Paul Sussman. I have visited Egypt twice and toured the Valley of the Kings and the wonderful temples along the Nile with an Egyptologist and this book brought the whole area alive for me again.
Khaleel Datay
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. A fantastic story filled with so many twists and plot complexities it keeps you guessing all the way. Sussman turns a murder mystery into a treasure hunt, a fast paced thriller, political commentary and just one enjoyable read. Sussman's passing last year is a great loss to the writing world
Manreet Someshwar
Aug 07, 2012 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Manreet by: The Financial Times
I am currently reading this book, 15% through - very atmospheric!
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He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he won a Joseph Larmor Award and a boxing blue. His novels have been translated into 33 languages and are set mainly in Egypt, where he worked for many years as a field archaeologist, notably with the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in the Valley of the Kings. Among other finds, he unearthed the only items of pharaonic ...more
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