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Title:
The right hand of Amon
Author:
Haney, Lauren.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, 1997.
Physical Description:
300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780380792665
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Book

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When Kings Walked As Living Gods

It is the eighteenth dynasty of Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut, divine ruler of a sun-seared realm. And blood flows as freely as the great, winding Nile that nourishes this ancient land of intrigue and danger.

Lieutenant Bak is a loyal servant of the royal house of Egypt--commander of the Medjay police in the frontier fortress city of Buhen. A man of honor and ability, it is he who must oversee the corps assigned to accompany the golden idol, the god Amon, on its journey up the Nile to heal the ailing son of a powerful tribal king. But the mighty river has yielded up a sinister "treasure": the body of a brave soldier horrifically slain for reasons unknown. And only the drawings of a missing mute boy can help Bak unravel the mystery of the officer's foul death--before it leads to far greater crimes that could imperil an empire.

WHEN KINGS WALKED AS LIVING GODS

It is the eighteenth dynasty of Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut, divine ruler of a sun-seared realm. And blood flows as freely as the great, winding Nile that nourishes this ancient land of intrigue and danger.

Lieutenant Bak is a loyal servant of the royal house of Egypt--commander of the Medjay police in the frontier fortress city of Buhen. A man of honor and ability, it is he who must oversee the corps assigned to accompany the golden idol, the god Amon, on its journey up the Nile to heal the ailing son of a powerful tribal king. But the mighty river has yielded up a sinister treasure: the body of a brave soldier horrifically slain for reasons unknown. And only the drawings of a missing mute boy can help Bak unravel the mystery of the officers foul death--before it leads to far greater crimes that could imperil an empire.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Haney's debut is a rather basic whodunit camouflaged by wonderfully evocative descriptions of 18th-dynasty Egypt, quiet humor and a bang-up conclusion that roars over the cataracts of the Nile. While investigating the grisly murder of a high-born army officer, Lieutenant Bak discovers a plot to assassinate the king and possibly his sickly son as well. During Bak's interviews of suspects and witnesses, such background as a potter's studio, an armory where spears and leather shields are repaired, houses of pleasure, barges and boats springs to life, as do the clothes, homes, tasks, shops, farms and food and drink of ordinary people. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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