Vicky Bliss, #6
On Sale: September 1, 2008
Featuring: Vicky Bliss
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For the first time in more than a decade, New York
Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters brings
beautiful, brainy Vicky Bliss back into the spotlight for
one last investigation. But this time the peerless art
historian and sleuth will be detecting in Amelia Peabody
territory, searching for solutions to more than one heinous
offense in the ever-shifting sands of Egypt's mysterious
Valley of the Kings.
Who stole one of Egypt's most
priceless treasures? That is the question that haunts the
authorities after a distinguished British gentleman with an
upper-crust accent cons his way past a security guard and
escapes into the desert carrying a world-famous,
one-of-a-kind historic relic. But the Egyptian authorities
and Interpol believe they know the identity of the culprit.
The brazen crime bears all the earmarks of the work of one
â€śSir John Smythe,â€ť the suave and dangerously charming
international art thief who is, in fact, John Tregarth, the
longtime significant other of Vicky Bliss. But John swears
he is retiredâ€”not to mention innocentâ€”and he vows to clear
his name by hunting down the true criminal.
faith in her man's integrity leaves her no choice but to
take a hiatus from her position at a leading Munich museum
and set out for the Middle East. Vicky's employer, the
eminent Herr Doktor Anton Z. Schmidt, rotund gourmand and
insatiable adventurer, decides to join the
But dark days and myriad dangers await them
in this land of intriguing antiquity. Each uncovered clue
seems to raise even more questions for the intrepid
Vickyâ€”the most troubling being, Where is John going during
his increasingly frequent and unexplained absences? And the
stakes are elevated considerably when a ransom note arrives
accompanied by a grisly memento intended to speed up
negotiationsâ€”because now it appears that murder most foul
has been added to the equation.
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