By Elizabeth Peters
Big apple instances bestselling writer Elizabeth Peters brings again cherished Egyptologist and beginner sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exhilarating story set amid the traditional temples and simmering spiritual tensions of Palestine at the eve of global struggle I. . . .
August 1910. Banned from the Valley of the Kings by means of the Antiquities provider, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, are stress-free at domestic in Kent, having fun with the tranquil fantastic thing about summer time. yet experience quickly beckons after they are persuaded to persist with would-be archaeologist significant George Morley on an day trip to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of 3 religions. looking for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is set to unearth the mythical Ark of the Covenant.
The skeptical Emerson desires no a part of the scheme until eventually a request from the battle workplace and Buckingham Palace persuades him to re-evaluate. The Germans are expanding their impression in Palestine and British intelligence insists that Morley is an agent of the Kaiser, despatched to fan the flames of difficulty during this politically risky land. Emerson can't think that the likely inept Morley is a German secret agent, yet might he be mistaken?
Determined to avoid a catastrophically unprofessional excavation which may damage worthy historic unearths in addition to reason an armed protest by means of infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims who view the Temple Mount, sometimes called the Dome of the Rock, as sacred, Amelia, Emerson, and corporate head to Palestine. although it's not to her loved Egypt, the journey to Jerusalem also will reunite her together with her good-looking and headstrong son, Ramses, engaged on a dig at Samaria, north of the holy city.
Before Ramses can meet his mom and dad, even if, he's distracted via an strange celebration of tourists who've arrived in Samaria, together with a German girl archaeologist and a mysterious guy of unknown nationality and previous. regrettably, Ramses's insatiable interest and his knack for difficulty lead him to a startling discovery: details he needs to go directly to his mom and dad in Jerusalem—if he can get there alive.
Once back the Peabody-Emerson extended family needs to use all their talents and wiles to discover the reality, hinder a bloody holy warfare, and shop their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy during this splendidly attractive story chock-full of thrills, secret, and bold from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.
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He was tense, and his hand shook as he poured another coffee. Hakim said, “You seem out of sorts. ” “I would say thirty years. ” “Through years of unrest, bloodshed, revolution, fundamentalist terror, one government after another—and yet here we are, still just as much friends as when we were dodging bullets together back at the university. If I can’t trust you, I can’t trust anyone. ” Malik asked. ” He put down his cup. ” So Malik told him everything. The Albanians and the business with Putin, Afghanistan, and Shamrock.
In all, there were twenty personnel involved. The entire Chinook team were slaughtered, and ten Rangers. ” “Sixteen dead,” the President said grimly. Ferguson said, “Shocking, isn’t it? ” “Listen to? You mean, this is one of the things your Major Roper picked up? ” “Yes. Voices calling to each other in the fog of battle, the death of men, the triumph of the victor,” Ferguson told him. “The Taliban force could have been as many as thirty. ” He removed a cassette from his pocket. The President took it and said, “Clancy, would you put this on?
The President smiled. “You are a remarkable man, my friend. ” He held the President’s hand a moment longer, then turned and followed the others as Blake ushered them out. Late the next morning, Ferguson’s Gulfstream, his regular RAF pilots, Lacey and Parry, at the controls, rose to thirty thousand feet, climbing high over the Atlantic. After a while, Parry looked into the cabin. “There’s some problematic weather in the mid-Atlantic. ” “I’d have said perfectly acceptable if they’re flying up your backside,” Dillon told him.
A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, Book 19) by Elizabeth Peters