Sphinx (novel)

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Author Robin Cook
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller
Publisher Macmillan London Limited
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback & hardback)
ISBN 0-330-26088-X
OCLC 16496298
Preceded by Coma
Followed by Brain

Sphinx is a 1979 novel by Robin Cook. It follows a young American Egyptologist named Erica Baron, on a working vacation in Egypt, who stumbles into a dangerous vortex of intrigue after seeing an ancient Egyptian statue of Seti I in a Cairo market.[1] Cook's third novel, it is one of the few not centered on medicine.[2]

In 1981, the novel was adapted into the film Sphinx starring Lesley-Anne Down as Erica and Frank Langella as Ahmed Khazzan.


  1. ^ "Sphinx". google.com. 
  2. ^ Fabrikant, Geraldine (January 21, 1996). "TALKING MONEY WITH: DR. ROBIN COOK". The New York Times. Retrieved February 22, 2017.