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Convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamen lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his intrepid wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Having been banned forever from the East Valley, Emerson, against Amelia's advice, has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights. But Emerson's trickery has backfired, and his insistent interest in the site has made his rivals all the more determined to keep the Emerson clan away.

Powerless to intervene but determined to stay close to the unattainable tomb, the family returns to Luxor and prepares to continue their dig in the less promising West Valley, and to watch from the sidelines as Carter and Carnarvon "discover" the greatest Egyptian treasure of all time: King Tut's tomb. But before their own excavation can get underway, Emerson and his son, Ramses, find themselves lured into a trap by a strange group of villains ominously demanding, "Where is he?"

Driven by distress, and, of course, Amelia's insatiable curiosity, the Emersons embark on a quest to uncover who "he" is and why "he" must be found, only to discover that the answer is uncomfortably close to home. Now Amelia must find a way to protect her family, and perhaps even her would-be nemesis, from the sinister forces that will stop at nothing to succeed in the nefarious plot that threatens the peace of the entire region.

Don't miss the rest of the Amelia Peabody series.
©2006 Elizabeth Peters; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers

Critic Reviews

"Once again Peters delivers an irresistible mix of archeology, action, humor, and a mystery that only the redoubtable Amelia can solve." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's a continuing pleasure for mystery fans to be drawn into the Emersons' unusual extended circle." (Booklist)

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Extraordinary

Amelia Peabody Emerson is an amazing character. Her stubbornness, curiosity, and sensitivity make her very appealing. The mystery, of course, is primary, but the family dynamics,suspense, and frequent comedy make every book in this series a joy. The Egyptology and history are a plus. Barbara Rosenblatt is the best at reading these books. Her characterization and voices, even for the male characters, is perfect. These are books to listen to again and again.

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  • Hamilton, VA, United States
  • 06-13-11

Disappointed

I could have sworn that the description of this title indicated thatit was unabridged. I NEVER would have ordered it it if I'd realized it was abridged. I think it's terrible thatyouoffer only an abridged version of any book.