My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Sphinx is an easy and enjoyable read and one that keeps you going back for more but it doesn’t quite reach the very high standards set by other Graham Masterton books. The tale of an ancient secretive race in modern Washington is well done but the main character, Gene Keiller, is not particularly sympathetic in his attitudes and actions – no doubt partly because of when the book was written (1978). It detracted slightly from my involvement in the book. However, Mr Masterton is one of my all-time favourite authors and just because this book falls a little short by his standards does not mean it doesn’t do well when compared with most others books in the genre, despite its age. Worth checking out for yourself.