A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypts most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tuts reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palaces veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy Kings most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy.
The keys to an unsolved mystery Enchanted by the rulers tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his lifes mission to uncover the pharaohs hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. The clues point to murder Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidenceX-rays, Carters files, forensic clues, and stories told through the agesto arrive at their own account of King Tuts life and death.
The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.