From the bestselling author of Prague comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly
constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an
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Just as Howard Carter unveils the tomb of Tutankhamun, making the most dazzling
find in the history of archaeology, Oxford-educated Egyptologist Ralph
Trilipush is digging himself into trouble, having staked his professional
reputation—and his fiancée’s fortune—on a scrap of hieroglyphic pornography.
Meanwhile, a relentless Australian detective sets off on the case of his
career, spanning the globe in search of a murderer. And another murderer. And
possibly another murderer. The confluence of these seemingly separate stories
results in an explosive ending, at once inevitable and utterly unpredictable.