The Golden One

The Golden One

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A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site.

Yet this is nothing compared with the lethal fate that threatens Ramses. Besieged by the British and defended by formidable Turkish and German forces, the fortified seaport of Gaza guards the gateway to the Holy Land. Answering a call he cannot refuse from British military intelligence, Ramses must journey to this ancient, fabled city to undertake a mission as personal as it is perilous. Death will surely be his lot if he is caught or exposed. Meanwhile, Ramses's wife, Nefret, guards a secret of her own....

Once again the incomparable and bestselling carries us to a breathtaking realm of ancient wonders and crumbling splendor -- from the hectic bustle of the Cairo markets to remote, sand-swept corners of the Egyptian desert where the gods of antiquity sleep. Returning visitors to the world of Amelia Peabody will be enthralled by the latest mesmerizing adventure from the award-winning grandmaster, and newcomers will succumb to her wiles as they are caught up in the tantalizing spell of the remarkable Elizabeth Peters and The Golden One.

Publisher: New York : Morrow, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780380978854
0380978857
Branch Call Number: M PET
Characteristics: 429 p

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Oct 11, 2015

In taking a shortcut, Emerson… declared he knew of another path that would lead us through the Wadi el-Arish and into Palestine from the southwest.
“There!” he cried pointing. “Left, Selim.” I took one appalled look at the slope littered with boulders, and shrieked, “Stop!” Selim did, of course. When faced with conflicting orders from Emerson and me, he knew whose command to obey.

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Oct 11, 2015

Ramses throws his Mothers saying back at her. “No doubt you are prepared to speculate, Mother. It is a useful process that clears away the underbrush in the thickets of deduction.”

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