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Publisher's Summary

The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor. However, the theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend, including a magnificent gold bracelet adorned with the image of the goddess Hathor, causes great concern. Ramses's encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of Hathor herself only deepens the mystery.
With those in her circle suddenly plagued by a series of "accidents", Amelia attempts to connect these troubling threads into a pattern. But her investigation is setting her on a collision course with an adversary more formidable than any she has ever encountered.
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©2003 Elizabeth Peters (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Historical Mystery, 2003
"This is an enjoyable read in its own right, powered by evocative depictions of 1919 Egypt and the engaging voice of Amelia herself, a bright, independent woman, who relishes her role as family matriarch. Her affectionate, give-and-take relationship with her Egyptologist husband, Emerson, continues to enchant." (Publishers Weekly)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Competition Rider on 05-23-06

Abriged to Incomprehensibility

Hold out for the unabridged verion of this book. The abridged version is mangled.
Instead of having brief exposition to explain what happened during the 'lost paragraphs', this abridgement just chucks out sections willy nilly, making it almost impossible to comprehend what's going on.
Awful. Awful. Awful.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Nicolette on 04-19-10

abridged versions are terrible

After reading/listening to all the Amelia Peabody books I was VERY disappointed to see that several of them are only available in an abridged version. Half the story was gone including all the subtle action which makes this series so fantastic. Why, after producing 12 books would they choose to ruin 3 of them by only recording abridged versions? HUGE LETDOWN.

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