Young Gemma Bastian has travelled to Egypt to take care of the remains of her father who was recently found dead. There she meets David Lazar, a friend and colleague of her father, both of whom were arcaeologists (of course). In going through her father's papers, she discovers clues that suggest he may have been murdered. The mystery takes her on a journey through the origns of Christianity and the impact of ancient superstitions on the Church.
It's a satisfying and unusually complex tale in such an often-used milleu that you keep waiting for the cliche's to appear. Fortunately, Ms. Malarkey gives us a very Agatha Christie quality effort in this erudite mystery set in the land of the pyramids.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our April, 2008 issue.
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