A River in the Sky (Amelia Peabody, Book 19) by Elizabeth Peters

By Elizabeth Peters

Long island instances bestselling writer Elizabeth Peters brings again loved Egyptologist and beginner sleuth Amelia Peabody in a thrilling story set amid the traditional temples and simmering spiritual tensions of Palestine at the eve of global conflict I. . . .
August 1910. Banned from the Valley of the Kings by way of the Antiquities carrier, Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, are stress-free at domestic in Kent, having fun with the tranquil fantastic thing about summer season. yet experience quickly beckons once they are persuaded to stick with would-be archaeologist significant George Morley on an excursion to Palestine, a province of the crumbling, corrupt Ottoman Empire and the Holy Land of 3 religions. trying to find the vanished treasures of the Temple in Jerusalem, Morley is set to unearth the mythical Ark of the Covenant.
The skeptical Emerson wishes no a part of the scheme until eventually a request from the battle place of work and Buckingham Palace persuades him to re-examine. The Germans are expanding their impact in Palestine and British intelligence insists that Morley is an agent of the Kaiser, despatched to fan the flames of hassle during this politically risky land. Emerson can't think that the likely inept Morley is a German secret agent, yet may possibly he be mistaken?
Determined to avoid a catastrophically unprofessional excavation which could ruin useful old unearths in addition to reason an armed protest by way of infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims who view the Temple Mount, often referred to as the Dome of the Rock, as sacred, Amelia, Emerson, and corporate head to Palestine. although it isn't to her cherished Egypt, the journey to Jerusalem also will reunite her together with her good-looking and headstrong son, Ramses, engaged on a dig at Samaria, north of the holy city.
Before Ramses can meet his mom and dad, even if, he's distracted through an strange get together of tourists who've arrived in Samaria, together with a German lady archaeologist and a mysterious guy of unknown nationality and prior. regrettably, Ramses's insatiable interest and his knack for hassle lead him to a startling discovery: info he needs to cross directly to his mom and dad in Jerusalem—if he can get there alive.
Once back the Peabody-Emerson extended family needs to use all their talents and wiles to discover the reality, hinder a bloody holy warfare, and shop their son from the clutches of a nefarious enemy during this splendidly enticing story chock-full of thrills, secret, and bold from the inimitable Elizabeth Peters.

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Ja», wiederholte Lena und zupfte das Jackett zurecht. Hanks zweihundert Dollar wären besser in Lebensmitteln oder in einer Autoversicherung angelegt gewesen, doch ausnahmsweise hatte Lena sich etwas gegönnt. Heute war ein wichtiger Tag. Sie war wieder Cop. Jetzt klingelte ihr Handy, und sie sah auf dem Display, dass es Ethan war, der vom Handy aus anrief. Auf dem Festnetz hing er immer noch in der Warteschleife. » �Nein», erklärte sie und drückte auf «Anruf abweisen». Während Hank ihr die alte Geburtstagsgeschichte erzählte, von dem Tag, als Lena und ihre Zwillingsschwester Sibyl bei ihm einzogen und dass es der glücklichste Tag seines Lebens gewesen sei, verließ Lena ihr Zimmer und lief den Flur hinunter.

Wir haben eine Geiselnahme auf dem Revier. » Dann knallte er den Hörer auf. » �Eine Geiselnahme», sagte Lena und legte das Telefon auf den Tisch. Sie kämpfte gegen den Impuls, sich an die Brust zu greifen, wo ihr das Herz bis zum Hals schlug. » �O Gott», stöhnte Nan. «Das gibt es doch gar nicht. » Lena trank den Kaffee aus, obwohl ihr Adrenalinpegel keinen weiteren Schub brauchte. Sie suchte auf der Küchentheke nach ihrem Schlüssel. Ihre Nerven waren zum Zerreißen gespannt. » Lenas Herz flatterte.

Frank und Matt ließen keinen Zweifel daran, dass Lena nicht mehr dazugehörte. Und in letzter Zeit hatte sie immer häufiger überlegt, ob die beiden nicht sogar Recht hatten. Aber heute Morgen, als sie sich das Holster umlegte und die Handschellen am Gürtel befestigte, hatte Lena das Gefühl, dass ihr Leben endlich wieder in geordnete Bahnen geriet. Das Telefon klingelte, Lena drückte die Tasten. Sie versuchte Nans Reaktion zu sehen, doch Nan war damit beschäftigt, das Papier des Napfkuchens zu einem winzigen ordentlich Quadrat zu falten, als hätte sie nichts bemerkt.

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