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FIRST ANCHOR BOOKS MASS-MARKET EDITION, MARCH 2013
Copyright © 2012 by Lincoln Child
All rights reserved. Published in the United States by Anchor Books,a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and in Canada byRandom House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally publishedin hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2012.Anchor Books and colophon are registered trademarksof Random House, Inc.This book is a work of ﬁction. Names, characters, businesses,religious bodies, corporate or governmental entities, organizations,places, events, and incidents either are the product of the author’simagination or are used ﬁctitiously. Any resemblance to actualpersons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.The excerpt on pages 61–62 is from
The White Nile
by AlanMoorehead, published by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.The Library of Congress has cataloged the Doubledayedition as follows:Child, Lincoln.The third gate: a novel / Lincoln Child. —1st ed.p. cm.1. College teachers—Fiction.2. Americans—Middle East—Fiction. I. Title.PS3553.H4839T48 2012813'.54—dc23 2011045780
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