Lord of the Silent Paperback
Part of the Amelia Peabody series
Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia and Emerson set sail once again for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and spectres of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.
In the autumn of 1915 Cairo is transformed into an army camp teeming with enemy agents and shockingly bold tomb robbers are brazenly desecrating the ancient sites.
Amelia seeks refuge at a remote dig in Luxor, but this provides no guarantee of safety when she discovers a fresh corpse in an ancient tomb.
But are the Emersons in even darker danger with the intervention of one of Amelia's oldest and most dangerous adversaries?
Tanatalising clues suggest this might be so, and point towards an archaelogical discovery of unparalleled importance - and the resurrection of a voice that has been silent for milennia.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/06/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781845295608
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Review by riverwillow
I love how each book in this series is better than the preceding one. Its 1915 and the extended Emerson family is in London, but hoping to be able to make the hazardous trip to Egypt. Eventually some of the family arrive in Egypt and the usual mixture of murder, mayhem and archaeology ensues. The Master Criminal is back, or is he? As a result of the events from 'He Shall Thunder in the Sky' Ramses's life comes under threat, so he and Nefret move to Luxor, ostensibly to ensure that the tombs they've previously excavated haven't been robbed, while Amelia and Emerson remain in Cairo, and as a result there are two parallel and complimentary narratives as each couple gets entangled in a series of adventures and misadventures. All of this, plus the reappearance of some old friends and adversaries makes for a superb read.
Review by jessicariddoch
"an amelia Peabody Mystery"despite never having heard of Amelia peabody I enjoyed this book. Egyptiology and the very uppercrust. although she was supposed to despare at her peers she was so much one of them. Meeting people from the train, numerous servants - as trusted as they may be definitivly not friends or part of the family. but told in a way that is just so much part of life (ofcourse servents do not have lives of their own, they are here to serve the family)So much of this book referes back to previous episodes that their must be numberous of books but only having read this one I found it a little irritating, was I have to have read them the repitition would have been realy annoying.despite these it was a book that held my attention - if not my heart.