Amelia Peabody's archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining the most boring tombs in the valley of the kings. But luckily for Amelia's thrill-seeking detective nose, this year the legendary land of the pharoahs will yield more than priceless artifacts. Entering the seedy underworld of grave robbers & mythical guards of those who have died, Amelia & company are up to their throats in a deadly mystery. Her seemingly dull season quickly turns from monotonous to threatening, for even deeper mysteries than she could ever deduct lurk in the mysterious valley. Bestselling author Elizabeth Peters sets forth another groundbreaking novel in her award-winning Amelia series.