|Pages/Publication Date:||464 / 2017|
In Egypt for the 1911 archaeological season, Amelia Peabody and her family are not anticipating trouble, but it finds them nonetheless. Their young friend David is accused of selling ancient artifacts, and it's up to Amelia and Emerson to expose the real culprit. But in this follow-up to The Ape Who Guards the Balance, the body of an American discovered at the bottom of their excavation shaft and a child of mysterious antecedents are sparking twin crises that threaten to tear the family apart. This 11th case is about to get worse, because now someone is shooting bullets in Amelia direction—and coming too close for comfort.