Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Egypt Rising by Stan Schatt

egypt rising

Some ancient secrets should remain buried.

An American teenager in Cairo finds herself in the middle of the Egyptian revolution fleeing militant Islamic extremists. She leads her worst enemy and the boy she thinks about much too often on the adventure of a lifetime. When she discovers an ancient artifact that was buried for thousands of years, she learns that very powerful people will stop at nothing, including murder, to learn the secrets of a long-dead civilization.  


One man dressed in the uniform of Mubarak’s goon squad turned towards us. He swung his baton at my head. Instinct took over, or I should say instinct and all the self-defense lessons Dad made me take with Mister Tanaka. I ducked and then landed a rabbit punch on his neck and saw him collapse.

I pointed to a slight opening in the crowd and grabbed Aasuma’s hand, but it was too late.

“You two, stop right there!” A police officer’s gruff command in Arabic caused both of us to freeze. The man pushed us towards some of his fellow officers who used plastic handcuffs to cuff our hands together. They pushed us towards a large black van and then shoved us inside. We stumbled and fell on our stomachs.

“My father will kill me!”

Aasuma’s face turned white as she spoke. I thought I needed to be brave for my friend.

“They won’t keep us, especially when they learn I’m a khawa- ga,” I said.

I used the Arabic word for Westerners who settled in Egypt. The truth was that I really wasn’t sure that anything I said would make much difference.

Praise for Egypt Rising 

From the first page, and quite possibly the first sentence, I was hooked on this refreshingly different YA read that is suitable and enjoyable for all ages! ~Dii 

Author Stan Schatt 

Stan Schatt has written thirty books on a wide variety of topics including a chapter book for children, a YA novel, biographies of Michael Connelly and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and books on technology and career changing. His love for teaching is reflected in outstanding teaching awards he received from the University of Southern California and DeVry Institute of Technology.

Rather than having one career, Schatt has had several. He has worked as an autopsy assistant, an English professor, a software trainer, a law enforcement administrator, a market research executive, and a sales manager.

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