Originally published pseudonymously in 1968, Michael Crichton's Easy Go is good, cheesy fun. It's an entertaining heist novel complete with tomb raiding, blackmail, lots and lots of desert sand, and a healthy sense of humor. Crichton, as always, gives excellent descriptions, and now I really want to go to Egypt and do the whole touristy pyramid gawky thing. And buy a heap of artifact knock-offs with which to decorate my bathroom. One of those Anubis statues would make a spiffy towel rack.
A light, easy read, this book was a nice change of pace after my historical fantasy binge. Exactly what I needed, actually. I almost rated it higher, but I had to knock off a half star for a bunch of typos and occasional screwed-up paragraph breaks in the Kindle version.