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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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The pursuit of knowledge must never be deterred by Man’s folly. So the close of 1914 finds Amelia Peabody and her husband Radcliffe Emerson back in Egypt for another season of archaeological excavation, despite the increasing danger of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself. Trouble is brewing in Cairo and the defiantly pacifist stance of Amelia and Emerson’s headstrong son Ramses is earning the young man the derision, and much worse, of the British expatriate community. Meanwhile, the charismatic nationalist el Wardani is said to be fomenting insurrection in the ancient city. And since there is no way to stand outside the political hurricane that is suddenly threatening their lives, Amelia plunges directly into it.

When el Wardani escapes a police dragnet, thanks to the direct intervention of Amelia and Emerson, the family’s stake in a perilous game is raised considerably. But it’s Ramses’ strange secret role in it that could truly bring ruin down upon all their heads. However, there is more than intrigue and espionage, plots and counterplots, at work here. For an artifact uncovered at a Giza dig, an exquisite sculpture found where it ought not to be confirms Amelia’s most unsettling suspicion: that the chaos consuming Cairo has masked the nefarious re-emergence of Amelia’s villainous archnemesis, Sethos, the Master Criminal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Breathtaking…So much fun.” 

    New York Post

  • “Filled with intrigue and nail-biting suspense…Rich with detail and realism…Peters is surely the grande dame of historical mystery.”  

    Washington Post Book World

  • “The latest superb installment in this renowned series is one of Peters’ best…A deeply satisfying story.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Rosenblat’s narration is perfect as she renders myriad dialects spoken by an almost uncountable number of characters. Rosenblat’s ability to capture Amelia Peabody’s idiosyncratic character is only outdone by her sense of the author’s finely tuned irony.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Anthony Award Nominee for Best Novel in 2001
  • An Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel in 2000

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ginia | 2/20/2014

    " Once again this series has never failed to entertain me. Book #12 began with a flashback, and by the time I got to the end I had forgotten all about it. It was an interesting plot surprise. I plowed through the last 150 pages today because I just couldn't put it down. Intense scenes and memorable characters. A great read! Now, on to the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 2/14/2014

    " My favorite book for a long time. Politics, danger, intrigue, humor, family, tortured romance, the return of Amelia's nemesis and admirer, and a satisfying ending. Really the series should have have stopped here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Natasha | 2/14/2014

    " Love the dual stories between the senior Emerson's and Ramses and Nefret. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by AM | 2/6/2014

    " one of the best in the series! "

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