Lord Amerotke is the Chief Judge in the ancient capital of Thebes during the reign of the Pharoh-Queen Hatusu. On the Queen's return from a successful military campaign, she must win the support of the Priesthood. The senior priests are secretly opposed to a female becoming pharoh but if a historical precedent can be found then they must concede her legitimacy to rule.
It is while they are researching the archives that a vicious killer begins to murder the opposing clerics in the halls of The Temple of Horus. Hatusu orders Amerotke to attend the Temple and uncover the murderer before the common people start to think that the killings are huring her campaign to rule Egypt.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop