By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York occasions publication Review
Intrepid archaeologist and more suitable sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new experience, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her relatives, the Emersons, from their ordinary milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story filled with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is extra facts that “Peters has few competitors” (Houston Chronicle).
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Clarence Fisher, Reisner’s second in command, was lying on the divan. He sat up, stretching. ” The cut had stopped bleeding, but his cheek was smeared with dried blood, his clothes were dusty, and his hair was festooned with dried leaves. He handed Fisher the stone and sank into a chair. “It’s from the dig,” Fisher said, examining the remains of ornamentation on one side of the stone. ” “I wasn’t. ” Reisner put his pen down and leaned back in his chair. His eyes moved over Ramses’s disheveled form.
His thick black hair was becomingly disheveled and his blue eyes shone with sapphirine brilliance. The sight of Emerson’s splendid physical endowments never fails to stir strong emotions, but on this occasion I resisted the distraction since I was genuinely curious. ” “The answer to that question will become evident in due course, Peabody. ” “Well, as to that,” I replied, settling myself more comfortably, “you know as well as I do that the statement is, to say the least, inaccurate and exaggerated.
Is that so, Peabody? ” Though I would never have admitted it to Emerson, it had been some time since I had dipped into the Old Testament. I promised myself I would do so immediately after luncheon. “Do your own research, Emerson. You wouldn’t take my word anyhow. Nefret, my dear, you haven’t eaten a thing. You seem a trifle out of sorts these days. ” The disingenuous attempt to change the subject succeeded. Emerson, who adores his adopted daughter, glanced at her in alarm. “No. Well…I miss the boys.