An artifact is stolen from the King Tut exhibit, setting in motion a string of bizarre murders that baffle the Kansas City Police Department.
A local author simultaneously releases his novel, The Curse of the Pharaohs, attributing the deaths to an ancient prophesy, "Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the King."
Are the deaths the result of an ancient curse or modern day mayhem?
Follow the clues with Walt and decide for yourself!
This is my favorite book to date by Robert Thornhill! I have been fascinated with King Tut since I saw the real treasure displayed in Chicago in the 1970's. I also thought it was incredibly thought provoking how he brought up the issue of medical marijuana and how its legal in some states while not in others. The benefits of it for certain conditions versus the side effects of big pharmaceutical drugs. How both things were intwined into one awesome book was amazing. This book was so well done with its humor, suspense, mystery, current issues, and desire for lady justice to prevail. George Kuch continue to perform the characters with distinguishable voices and adds so much to how he says things. Other facets I love about this series of books is the consistency of characters, glimpses into previous books, the narration, and the laugh out loud humor. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I can't wait to listen to the next adventure of Walt. Ox, Judy, Mary, and crew.
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The subject of medical marijuana was presented with a great pros and cons debate. I love how Thornhill presents controversial subjects and we must come to our own conclusions.
Felt at home with our usual cast of characters. They have become friends.
George Kuch IS Walt Williams!
I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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law-enforcement, greed, suspense, mystery, myths-legends, murder, friendship, humor -----
Retired from real estate, Walt has been a police officer in St Louis for five years now partnered with his friend Ox. The traveling exhibit of King Tut's replicated grave goods is on display and one of their band of friends received enough free tickets for them all to go. Later things go downhill because a large artifact is stolen and the body count just keeps rising. There are other notable cases and even courtroom drama, not to mention someone setting them up for a murder rap! Twisty, thought provoking, and peppered with situational and verbal humor. Another good read!
Great story, loved it! I love Walt and the crew. Each story gets better and better.
I really did like most of the story. There was one part that felt like it might get to kinda a lecture on the authors opinion, like the end of the last book, but it was wrapped up without feeling like an unsolicited "political" view lecture. I do enjoy the stories more when we're not told exactly who did it from the very beginning but not much was taken away from this story from that.
What can I say I love this series! A interesting set of characters. A little bit of social issues current to today and a large does of comedy. I enjoyed this as a audiobook. George Kuch does a really wonderful job of bringing this series to life.
I am a big fan of every book in this series, and this was one of my favorites. The twists & turns in the mystery of the Pharaohs’ jewels was suspenseful, AND there were a lot of scenes which brought the whole gang together. Those ensemble scenes are really what make this series special.
On top of that, there is a great sub-story which is told via a court case being played out step by step. You get to hear the prosecution & defense lay out their arguments on each side, and that told a story which was compelling & thought provoking. As always, this installment was a big hit!
Another fabulous book. I literally could not put it down. they just keep getting better and better.. Anxiously awaiting the next book. You must read the whole series by Robert Thornhill Very well written. And very enjoyable..!!
Robert Thornhill's and George Kuch are a fantastic team.
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I love Egyptian lore and the Curse of the Pharaoh is one of the best. Between the author and narrator, this book is perfect. Love this series and the collaboration. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
I have loved every book in this series. It’s so fun to listen and see what kind of trouble the octogenarians are gonna get into net. Mary and Willy really crack me up. Walt and Ox always get the bad guys. I don’t really care for Jerry the joker, im not very tolerant of bad jokes even in real life. Maggie and Judy have their hands full with their police officer husbands. The professor, Bernice, and Walt’s dad really round this bunch out. I think I’ve listed all the characters. Welcome to the newest character Mark I think is his name. I’m really bad with names. He fits in nicely with the gang.
In this story a curse is set loose and kills those trying to steal the ancient treasure, or is it really a curse? Lots of deaths, lots of mystery and mayham. Why on earth would they arrest Walt and Ox? Read on to find out. Medical Marijuana and arresting an elder couple, really? I give this review voluntarily in exchange for a free copy. Good work Mr. Thornhill and Mr. Kutch. Thank you for another entertaining story.
When a statue of Anubis is stolen from an exhibition of Egyptian artefacts, and the death toll rises, it begins to look as if the myth of the Pharaoh's curse might have some truth after all. And right in the middle of the happenings? Why, Walt and Ox, of course.
Another fun story, with a serious side, about the aging policemen, his friends and his partner, again ably interpreted by the excellent George Kuch who breathes life into all of the characters as he becomes Walt. Always a very good read.and recommended.