The heist of the century has taken place in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and Vicki's on/off boyfriend, Sir John Smythe, is a prime suspect.
Despite his insistence that he is no longer in the business of stealing antiquities and art objects, even Vicky isn't one hundred percent certain he has not fallen back into his old habits. Pursued by Interpol, the Egyptian police, rival gangs of illicit antiquities thieves, and (worse of all) Vicky's inquisitive boss, Anton Z. Schmidt, she and John set out on a wild chase across Europe and Egypt in an attempt to clear him by finding the real culprits and retrieving the stolen object.
Elizabeth Peters is the internationally acclaimed author of more than 60 novels and has won many awards for her work, including the Edgar Award. She is best known for her wildly popular Amelia Peabody series and all 18 titles in the series are available in paperback from Robinson.Vicky Bliss is a more modern heroine, a professor of art history based in Germany. Elizabeth Peters lives in Maryland with her many cats and a dog.