By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York occasions booklet Review
Intrepid archaeologist and more desirable sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new event, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her relatives, the Emersons, from their ordinary milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story packed with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is extra facts that “Peters has few opponents” (Houston Chronicle).
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Egypt is where we always work. ” “The adjective is singularly inappropriate, Gargery, since we are speaking of the Holy Land, sacred to three great world religions. ” Unperturbed by my rebuke, for he had heard similar remarks so often they had ceased to make an impression, Gargery declared, “I worry about him, madam, and that’s a fact. ” I did know how he was. Ramses had a habit, a propensity, one might say, for getting into trouble. It would take too many pages of this journal to compile a list of his adventures, which included being kidnapped off the top of a pyramid, being temporarily entombed in another, stealing a lion…But as I have said, the list is long.
Hmph,” said Emerson, helping me in. ” “By way of Harrods,” I said. ” Chapter Two FROM MANUSCRIPT H From where Ramses stood at the top of the mound he could see some distance across the plain. It was a country of rolling hills and peaceful valleys, fields of grain laced by streams whose water caught the sunlight in a shimmer of sparkles, vineyards and groves of olive and fig trees. On the eastern slope of the hill a cluster of nondescript buildings marked the modern village of Sebaste. Behind him lay the ruins of the royal city built by King Herod in the first century.
The question almost surprised him into a truthful answer. Ramses was used to criticism. His father was a hard taskmaster; his frequent outbursts of temper had earned him the Egyptian title of Father of Curses. But Emerson doled out praise as readily as blame, and his shouts of laughter were as frequent as his curses. Fisher let out a whinny of amusement. “Don’t take it the wrong way, Ramses. ” Ramses’s jaw dropped. ” “He promised her he’d keep you out of mischief,” Fisher said, with a smile that held a certain amount of malice.
A River in the Sky: A Novel (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) by Elizabeth Peters