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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date April 29, 2010
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781849012881
ISBN-10 1849012881
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $31.55
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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters brings back beloved Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exciting tale set amid the ancient temples and simmering religious tensions of Palestine on the eve of World War I. . . .

August 1910. Banned from the Valley of the Kings by the Antiquities Service, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, are relaxing at home in Kent, enjoying the tranquil beauty of summer. But adventure soon beckons when they are persuaded to follow would-be archaeologist Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of three religions. Searching for the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is determined to unearth the legendary Ark of the Covenant.

The skeptical Emerson wants no part of the scheme until a request from the War Office and Buckingham Palace persuades him to reconsider. The Germans are increasing their influence in Palestine and British intelligence insists that Morley is an agent of the Kaiser, sent to stir up trouble in this politically volatile land. Emerson can't believe that the seemingly inept Morley is a German spy, but could he be mistaken?

Determined to prevent a catastrophically unprofessional excavation that could destroy priceless historical finds as well as cause an armed protest by infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims who view the Temple Mount, also known as the Dome of the Rock, as sacred, Amelia, Emerson, and company head to Palestine. Though it is not to her beloved Egypt, the trip to Jerusalem will also reunite her with her handsome and headstrong son, Ramses, working on a dig at Samaria, north of the holy city.

Before Ramses can meet his parents, however, he is distracted by an unusual party of travelers who have arrived in Samaria, including a German woman archaeologist and a mysterious man of unknown nationality and past. Unfortunately, Ramses's insatiable curiosity and his knack for trouble lead him to a startling discovery: information he must pass on to his parents in Jerusalem—if he can get there alive.

Once again the Peabody-Emerson clan must use all their skills and wiles to find the truth, prevent a bloody holy war, and save their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy in this wonderfully engaging tale chock-full of thrills, mystery, and daring from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780061246265 Book cover for 9781849012881
 
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from Gardners Books (April 29, 2010)
9781849012881 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $31.55
About: New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters brings back beloved Egyptologist and amateur sleuth Amelia Peabody in an exciting tale set amid the ancient temples and simmering religious tensions of Palestine on the eve of World War I.
from William Morrow & Co (April 6, 2010)
9780061246265 | details & prices | 307 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.99
About: “Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Harpercollins (April 6, 2010)
9780061945731 | details & prices | 446 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $25.99
About: “Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.

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