By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York instances publication Review
Intrepid archaeologist and more desirable sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new experience, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her relatives, the Emersons, from their traditional milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story filled with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is additional evidence that “Peters has few competitors” (Houston Chronicle).
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Fisher joined in his laughter. Ramses was not amused. ” “Oh, for heaven’s sake, don’t be so touchy,” Reisner said irritably. “If I had any complaints about you or your work you would have heard them. All I’m trying to do is find out what the hell is going on. We had no such problems last year. You are the only one of us who has been physically attacked. ” “But I was here last year too,” Ramses pointed out. ” “I can’t think of anything either,” Reisner admitted. ” “More so,” Fisher murmured. Reisner acknowledged the truth of the statement with a wry smile.
It was a large thumb attached to a very long arm. Something else struck him now that he had leisure to think rationally. A personal vendetta implied a personal enemy, but it needn’t be a new one. He had acquired a few over a short and misspent life; his parents had acquired even more. Did one of them bear a grudge strong enough to follow him here? He began going over the list but fell asleep before he had got halfway through. I DID NOT DOUBT that Nefret’s concern for her brother was genuine, if unfounded, but I suspected she was exaggerating her distress in order to get her own way.
It is not like Emerson to be ambiguous. In my defense I must say that I was more concerned with calming Nefret. “George Reisner is a mature, dedicated individual who lives only for his work. ” FROM MANUSCRIPT H Ramses had been aware for some time that he was being followed. The night sky was overcast and the grove of olive trees through which he walked cast heavy shadows, but the faint sounds were unmistakable. He had been listening for them. He slowed his pace, ears pricked. When it happened, the attack was sudden and unexpected, for it came not from behind him but from close ahead.