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The Pharaoh Tuthmosis II has been victorious in his war against the raiders of the Nile Delta but is feeling weak and frail. He looks forward to his return to Thebes and his beautiful wife, Hatusu. But a witch polluted the Pharaoh's tomb and the homecoming ceremony was overshadowed by wounded doves. When Tuthmoses dies within an hour of his arrival, the Lord Judge Amerotke must serve his queen and justice by discovering the murderer and the assassins intent on overthrowing the royal line.
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Rumours and speculation runs like locusts through the royal city. Suspicion is beginning to fall on Queen Hatusu and, demonstating her determination and strength as she and her judge must fight for the truth and uncover ancient secrets of Egypt.

This book is first in the series.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   ancient egypt What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   royalty Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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