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The Orpheus Descent

(2013)
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I have never written down the answers to the deepest mysteries, nor will I ever...The philosopher Plato wrote these words more than two thousand years ago, following a perilous voyage to Italy -- an experience about which he never spoke again, but from which he emerged the greatest thinker in all of human history. Today, twelve golden tablets sit in museums around the world, each created by unknown hands and buried in ancient times, and each providing the dead with the route to the afterlife. Archaeologist Lily Barnes, working on a dig in southern Italy, has just found another. But this tablet names the location to the mouth of hell itself. And then Lily vanishes. Has she walked out on her job, her marriage, and her life -- or has something more sinister happened? Her husband, Jonah, is desperate to find her. But no one can help him: not the police and not the secretive foundation that sponsored her dig. All Jonah has is belief, and a determination to do whatever it takes to get Lily back. But like Plato before him, Jonah will discover the journey ahead is mysterious and dark and fraught with danger. And not everyone who travels to the hidden place where Lily has gone can return.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Harper Tom
ISBN: 1-4447-5356-8 / 978-1-4447-5356-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder
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May 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 1-4447-3135-1 / 978-1-4447-3135-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Orpheus Descent: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 0-06-230528-X / 978-0-06-230528-2 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
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ISBN: 1-4447-3137-8 / 978-1-4447-3137-8 (UK edition)
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 1-4447-3136-X / 978-1-4447-3136-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 1-4079-3919-X / 978-1-4079-3919-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 1-4079-3920-3 / 978-1-4079-3920-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
ISBN: 1-4079-3921-1 / 978-1-4079-3921-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Orpheus Descent
Author(s): Tom Harper
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU