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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780060853211
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Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody -- Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's indomitable archaeologist-sleuth -- once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

With son Ramses, his wife, Nefret, and a few unwelcome additions in tow, the elder Peabody-Emersons embark on a dangerous sea voyage to Alexandria, ultimately ending up in Cairo for their annual excavations. But in this autumn of 1915 the exotic, alluring city is not what it used to be. Cairo has been transformed into an armed camp teeming with enemy agents, and shockingly bold tomb robbers are brazenly desecrating the ancient sites.

Amelia's foremost priority is to prevent the War Office from pressing Ramses into service again, on the same sort of job that almost cost him his life the previous year. But in these terrible days of global conflict and relentless skullduggery, no place in Egypt is safe. Even remote Luxor provides no guarantee of safety, especially after Amelia discovers a fresh corpse resting in an ancient tomb.

The grim discovery presages further trouble for the Emersons, as the sinister conundrum pulls them all into a bubbling morass of corruption, intrigue, and international espionage deeper and more fiendish than any they have hitherto encountered. Death follows death, with abduction and an assault on Amelia herself intensifying the chaos of a world at war.

Yet there is an even darker danger in store for the Emersons. Can it be that one of Amelia's oldest and most dangerous adversaries will intervene to alter the family's destiny? Tantalizing clues suggest that this may be so and point toward an archaeological discovery of unparalleled importance -- and the resurrection of a voice that has been silent for millennia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " densely packed action, satisfying, not a book to rush through, obviously "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marita | 12/11/2010

    " Costing with the others in the Series. Nothing much new or exciting in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ Rose | 11/15/2010

    " This was a weak 4* for me, but how can you not enjoy Amelia's arrogant self-assurance and acerbic wit?! I think I could learn to enjoy being growled at by Emerson even when he's not in one of his amorous moods! And I'm glad to see that the roles of Ramses & Nefret continue to grow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 10/5/2010

    " Fun read--and no bad language! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Alan | 8/20/2010

    " Good. But not as really wonderful as the two preceding. There are a lot of surprises that I shall not reveal here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nacha | 8/17/2010

    " lots of Ramses, hidden treasures, vicious villains and constant twists in the plot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 7/26/2010

    " Not my favorite book, but I still love the series. This one has Nefret an Ramses adjusting to married life. The Emerson's return to Egypt and of course a body shows up. Some far fetched twists and turns but I do like how the family sticks together and embrace their own eccentricities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 7/20/2010

    " for the second time around "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 6/19/2010

    " Another well researched mystery with Amelia and family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 4/6/2010

    " Amelia Peabody is such a good role model for negligent moms everywhere who let their kids go free range. And I mean that in the best possible way. But the tricky plot twists in this one did stretch credulity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissa | 3/31/2010

    " I love these characters and don't want to read anything else until I finish all the books available "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/17/2010

    " Wonderful series about Egyptology! Fun, strong female characters during early 1900's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/3/2010

    " Another fun mystery solved by Amelia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/24/2009

    " Two master criminals--can this book contain any more? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 12/9/2009

    " I predicted everything that happened in this book before it was published. Really not a good sign for a mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.