Synopses & Reviews
Althea Tomlinson came back to Egypt as just another tourist, showing the country to a spoiled seventeen year old. That's what she told herself, anyway. Really, though, what drove her was a desire to discover the truth behind her father's disgrace and subsequent death.
That she knew something was unquestionable. But what? Finding out would clear her father's name, certainly. It could also lead to Althea's death...because the secret is centuries old-as old as the treasure of Nefertiti.
"Elizabeth Peters is truly great!"--San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
, who is Barbara Michaels and Elizabeth Peters, holds a Ph.D. in Egyptology from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Her first published works were nonfiction books on Egypt. Her first novel, also her first Barbara Michaels novel, was The Master of Blacktower, a mystery. Barbara Michaels writes thriller and mysteries, many with supernatural elements, including The Grey Beginning
and Here I Stay
Elizabeth Peters writes primarily mystery/suspense, most notably the Amelia Peabody, Vicky Bliss, and Jacqueline Kirby titles. Books under the Peters name include: The Copenhagen Connection, The Jackal's Head, Die For Love, The Ape Who Guards the Balance, Trojan Gold, and Lord of the Silence.
Barbara Mertz has been President of the American Crime Writers League and a member of the Board of Governors of The American Research Center in Egypt. She has been named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Maryland.