By Kitty Pilgrim
Scribner, $26.00,  320 pages

The Stolen Chalice opens with the Ancient Civilizations Ball, the most glamorous event held in New York in the fall; socialites, celebrities, even the First Lady will attend this event. Author Kitty Pilgrim depicts each graphic detail of the event, from cocktail hour and beautiful gowns to the spectacular gallery, which leaves the reader yearning for more. The ancient artifacts and historical information are stunning as you learn about the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. But, terror is stirring and a life-changing event is about to happen.

The thieves have exactly six minutes to get the job done! And they succeed in robbing the Egyptian Gallery. John Sinclair and his girlfriend, Cordelia Stapleton, set out to find the stolen mummy and the Sardonyx Cup, a stolen chalice with mystical powers. The hunt leads John and Cordelia to London, Edinburgh, Venice and Sharmel-Shekh, Egypt, where they find themselves in a triangle of terrorists, facing bombs, blood and kidnapping as they race against time to prevent an attack that will be life altering. The book keeps you engaged and has a full scope of worldwide knowledge. Get ready for the ride of your life in this remarkable book, The Stolen Chalice.

Reviewed by Rhonda Fischer

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