Sarah Wisseman The House of the Sphinx

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The House of the Sphinx

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Archaeologist LISA DONAHUE and her physician husband, JAMES BARBER, hope a Nile cruise in Egypt will be the honeymoon they never had. Lisa's idea of relaxation is crawling in and out of tombs and exploring obscure parts of Luxor, whereas James plans to take a zillion photos with his new digital camera. As the trip begins, Lisa and James ride camels and gawk at the Cairo skyline. All is well until James is called on to aid a fellow tourist who breaks her arm falling off her camel. His role as a doctor becomes vital as the news of a possible smallpox outbreak in the area casts a shadow over the group as they fly south to Aswan to begin a four-night cruise on the Nile River. James realizes that his long-awaited honeymoon is going to become a medical mystery tour as the smallpox scare turns out to be a real threat. James and Lisa are pulled into a complex and terrifying adventure that includes kidnaping, an old flame and a bio-terrorist plot that could engulf the entire middle-east region.

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Sarah Underhill Wisseman writes archaeological mysteries starring Lisa Donahue, an archaeologist and museum curator. Sarah hadn't a clue that she wanted to be an archaeologist until she traveled to Israel right after her freshman year in college. There she ate felafel, fell in love with Jerusalem, camped illegally on Masada, and spent a month at the excavation of biblical Beersheba. Once hooked by archaeology, she returned for her junior year at Tel Aviv University, an experience that changed her life. Back in the U.S., she completed her B.A. in Anthropology at Harvard University and volunteered in the Harvard Semitic Museum and the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Then she left her home state of Massachusetts and moved to Philadelphia for graduate school in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. There she met a medical student, Charlie Wisseman, who became her husband in 1975. Sarah had just finished her M.A. and was working on her Ph.D when Charlie landed his first job as a pathologist working for the Public Health Service in Cincinnati. She seized the opportunity to learn more about art conservation by volunteering in the laboratory at the Cincinnati Art Museum. When her husband migrated to a job in Urbana, Illinois, Sarah became a curator, grant writer, and fundraiser at the World Heritage Museum, located in a creepy, fourth-floor attic at the University of Illinois. Somehow she survived the experience of working there while raising two children, Nick and Emily. Then Sarah was lured away from the museum world into archaeological science. She currently directs the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials (ATAM), also at the University of Illinois. For more information about her short stories and articles, visit www.sarahwisseman.com

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