In The Curse of Sekhem Ka, Matthew Messina weaves a clever, fast-paced thriller. From Cairo to Rome to Munich and eventually to Washington D.C., readers are treated to taut suspense as Murph and Carli attempt to unravel the Curse. Messina skillfully blends actual events with entertaining fiction, creating a fresh new hero in Mike Murphy. And, if you think dentists lead boring lives, then you’ve never met Murph; smart and athletic, a former Junior Olympic volleyball champion, Mike Murphy DDS shatters all stereotypes by running into the face of danger to solve the mystery, heroically protecting his friends and the woman he loves.
Dr. Michael Murphy had gained fame as a contestant on the reality show The Dental Apprentice. Murph receives a call from a former flame, Egyptologist Carli Chamoun, inviting him to come to Egypt to share in her discovery – the tombs of the dentists to the Pharaoh Djoser.
Arriving in Cairo, Murph is alarmed to find Carli on the run, chased by gunmen. Murph has to find and rescue Carli, as he is shocked to find out that she has taken an ancient scroll that holds the key to unraveling a five-thousand-year old mystery. In a search for furrther clues, the two are forced to break into the pyramid complex at Saqqara. In deciphering the hieroglyphics contained on the walls of the dentists’ tomb and on the ancient scroll, Carli discovers the curse of Sekhem Ka, a dentist and priest to the Pharaoh… Djoser had been murdered, and one of the dentists was the assassin.
Running for their lives, Murph and Carli uncover a pattern in a number of unsolved murders around the world. Events set into motion five thousand years ago are now careening to a conclusion. Swept up by the Curse of Sekhem Ka, Murph and Carli race across Europe then back to Washington, D.C. As they reveal more of the plot, a shocking plan becomes clear. Murph and Carli are forced to confront an ancient evil and fight to stop a chain of events that threatens the world.