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Trouble is brewing
in Egypt at the close of 1914 and no one will escape the fury of the
tempest to come. With the world around them at war, Amelia Peabody
and her husband Radcliffe Emerson have returned to Cairo for another
season of archaeological excavation -- despite the increasing danger
of an attack on the Suez Canal and on Egypt itself.
A terrible conflict looms. A long-simmering love affair is
resolved. A dastardly plot twists like a serpent writhing in the
desert sun. There is no escaping the onrushing hurricane that now
threatens the Emersons and their world -- so Amelia plunges right
"Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's
Amelia -- in wit and daring -- by a landslide."
New York Times Book Review
"The latest superb installment in this renowned
series is one of Peters' best . . . a deeply satisfying story."
"A new Amelia Peabody mystery is like visiting
"Filled with intrigue and nail-biting
suspense . . . rich with detail and realism . . . Peters is surely the
grande dame of historical mystery."
Post Book World
"Peters's wily cast of characters keeps the
reader coming back for more."
". . . intelligent plotting, engaging characters
and stylish writing, and we can hardly ask for anything more -- except
another entry in the series."
"Kicks up a desert storm. . . . [Peters] mixes
hilarity with the history lesson."
"It is pure delight."
"Breathtaking. . . . so much fun."
--The New York Post
". . . Picking up the latest Elizabeth Peters
mystery is like hearing from old friends and learning of their
hardcover, 416 pages
paperback, 512 pages