By Lauren Haney
Homicide AND GREED within the old LAND OF AMON
The many and powerful deities of Egypt has to be given their due. All trade is carried out less than the watchful eyes of the functionaries of the good Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut. loss of life faces any and all who may perhaps rob the royal hose of Kemet of its rightful percentage. Lieutenant Bak, commander of the Medjay police, willingly accepts his project to look all Nile River site visitors for contraband -- for rumors are rife of necessary elephant tusks passing unlawfully from the south to the north. yet greed has spawned loss of life, hideous and unforeseen, and anyone who may turn into wealthy illegally is dealing in excess of priceless ivory. Whoever threatens to reveal a deadly cache of secrets and techniques won't reside to work out a brand new sunrise -- and constant Bak may be the subsequent, as he heads relentlessly towards a grim disagreement, a stunning revelation, and intensely attainable doom within the realm of the dead.
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Imsiba stood at the rail of Ramose’s ship, waving both arms over his head, his signal that the captain and his crew were free of guilt. Bak plunged down the trail and hurried to the man he had wronged. An apology was in order. ” Pahuro, the headman of the village upriver from the wreck, A FACE TURNED BACKWARD / 45 shook his shaggy white head in absolute denial. ” The logic was impeccable, Bak thought, and a blatant lie. Leaning back against the hip-high mudbrick wall that surrounded a paddock containing two plump white cows and a gray donkey, he looked up at the trail where it vanished from sight at the top of the escarpment.
Captain Roy must’ve seen this wadi and thought it a godsend. ” Bak eyed the ship, the deck atilt but unharmed. A school of tiny fish swirled around his legs, tickling him. ” “The storm was fierce, yet…” Ramose scowled, thinking back. “Most of the men probably made it, but I’d not be surprised to learn that one or two were swept overboard before they left the open river. I saw for myself the water washing the upper terrace at Buhen. ” Bak thought again of the village to the south, so tempting to men seeking shelter, so convenient for men burdened by salvaged items.
Chapter Two “If Penhet had told her about Meret, in time she might’ve come to accept her,” Bak said. “But she learned by chance. ” “I dislike making judgments against women. ” Commandant Thuty leaned back against the waisthigh breastwork overlooking the buildings within the citadel. He grimaced at the task the gods had dropped into his lap. ” Thuty was a short, broad man, with powerful muscles accented by the strong evening light. The officer’s hair and brows were thick and heavy, the set of his mouth firm.
A Face Turned Backward by Lauren Haney