The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the
Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once
more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt’s ever-shifting sands. But a
widow’s strange story, and even stranger request, is about to plunge them into
a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder.
The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an
ill-gotten treasure, a golden likeness of a forgotten king, which she claims is
cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is
returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die.
Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets
of the statue’s origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in
directions they never anticipated and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with
unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal
another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than
mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member. Or
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