The body may or may not be the remains of Major Johann Halder, one of German Intelligence's most brilliant agents who, during the second World War, was entrusted with the audacious mission of killing President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill, while they were in Cairo to plan the Allied invasion of Europe.
Weaver arrives to view the body, then the real story kicks off as memories crowd in around him. As usual with Meade, the research is stunning, the exotic locales immaculately described, and the action scenes explosively detailed. This is a big, gung-ho thriller that sets out to entertain and it achieves this purpose to no little effect. For escapist fare, The Sands of Sakkara is force 10 out of 10.
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