Author: Elizabeth Peters, 2002.
Genre: Adventure. Historical Mystery. Egyptology.
Other Details: ebook. 641 pages. Unabridged Audio (17 hrs, 51 mins). Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
Risking winter storms and German torpedoes, the Emersons are heading for Egypt once again: Amelia, Emerson, their son Ramses and his wife Nefret. Emerson is counting on a long season of excavation without distractions but this proves to be a forlorn hope. Yet again they unearth a dead body in a looted tomb - not a mummified one though, this one is only too fresh, and it leads the clan on a search for the man who has threatened them with death if they pursue the excavations. If that wasn't distraction enough, Nefret reveals a secret she has kept hidden: there is reason to believe that Sethos, master criminal and spy may be helping the enemy. It's up to the Emersons to find out, and either prove his innocence or prevent him from betraying Britain's plans to take Jerusalem and win the war in the Middle East. - synopsis from UK publisher's website.
After a slight slump with the last novel here the story and characters picked up the pace again. Multiple plot lines including more about the Great War in the Middle East were woven together and came to a satisfying conclusion.
I have been listening to this series while driving but early into this one I received the news that due to increasing eye problems I am no longer permitted to drive until the issue is corrected. As a result I elected to transfer this to my MP3 player and listen to it while waiting for buses and at odd moments during the day. I expect to continue and complete the series this way as well as to access the Kindle edition..