Michael Crichton has always been a great writer; further evidenced by these early writings under the pseudonym, John Lange. “Easy Go” is a fun romp, through a story of intrigue and adventure, that would make a great movie. Set in Egypt after World War II, the book has a noir mystery feel to it, like a really good Vincent Price movie. A disrespected, but brilliant, hieroglyphics translator and archeologist deciphers a text that leads him to believe there is one more pharaoh’s tomb still out there to be found. He finds a bored writer who in search of adventure believes him and agrees to assemble a team to search for the tomb. However, he determines that they should keep the search a secret and steal the riches and sell them back to Egypt for a ransom; thus making a great deal of money from the loot. The writer knows a British Lord who has funds and might be interested in the adventure. Lord Grover agrees to their delightful proposition and funds their efforts under the guise of a photography expedition to photograph the great tombs and sites near Luxor and in the Valley of the Kings. The adventure continues as the group manages to complete both the photography expedition by day and the search for the lost tomb by night.
It is a thrilling and enjoyable story all the way through to the twist at the end! Enjoyable for mystery lovers, fans of Egyptology and Michael Crichton fans!