Elizabeth Peters follows her smash New York Times bestseller He Shall Thunder in the Sky with a superb new tale filled with danger, intrigue, and sparkling wit. Dateline: Cairo and environs, 1915. Risking life, limb, and her second-best hat, the intrepid Egyptologist Amelia Peabody and her irascible, handsome archaeologist husband defy German submarines and warring Senussi to embark on another season of exploration and crime-solving. When a fresh-but not fresh enough-body turns up in the tomb they are excavating, Amelia vows to protect her family and find the killer no matter what the cost. Filled with surprises, including the return of a long-lost but certainly not forgotten enemy, here is deliciously dangerous entertainment starring fiction's best loved and most indomitable sleuth.