By Elizabeth Peters
Long island instances bestselling writer Elizabeth Peters brings again loved Egyptologist and novice sleuth Amelia Peabody in a thrilling story set amid the traditional temples and simmering spiritual tensions of Palestine at the eve of worldwide struggle I. . . .
August 1910. Banned from the Valley of the Kings through the Antiquities carrier, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, are enjoyable at domestic in Kent, having fun with the tranquil fantastic thing about summer time. yet experience quickly beckons after they are persuaded to stick to would-be archaeologist significant George Morley on an excursion to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of 3 religions. looking for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is decided to unearth the mythical Ark of the Covenant.
The skeptical Emerson desires no a part of the scheme until eventually a request from the battle place of work and Buckingham Palace persuades him to re-examine. The Germans are expanding their impact in Palestine and British intelligence insists that Morley is an agent of the Kaiser, despatched to fan the flames of hassle during this politically risky land. Emerson can't think that the probably inept Morley is a German undercover agent, yet may he be mistaken?
Determined to avoid a catastrophically unprofessional excavation which can break valuable old unearths in addition to reason an armed protest through infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims who view the Temple Mount, sometimes called the Dome of the Rock, as sacred, Amelia, Emerson, and corporate head to Palestine. even though it isn't to her liked Egypt, the journey to Jerusalem also will reunite her along with her good-looking and headstrong son, Ramses, engaged on a dig at Samaria, north of the holy city.
Before Ramses can meet his mom and dad, even though, he's distracted through an strange occasion of tourists who've arrived in Samaria, together with a German lady archaeologist and a mysterious guy of unknown nationality and previous. regrettably, Ramses's insatiable interest and his knack for hassle lead him to a startling discovery: info he needs to go directly to his mom and dad in Jerusalem—if he can get there alive.
Once back the Peabody-Emerson extended family needs to use all their talents and wiles to discover the reality, hinder a bloody holy struggle, and retailer their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy during this splendidly attractive story chock-full of thrills, secret, and bold from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.
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A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, Book 19) by Elizabeth Peters