By Jane Lindskold
Plucky younger Jenny Benet, a lately orphaned American woman who used to be raised at the Wild West frontier and informed at a Boston completing college, has come to Egypt in corporation together with her uncle Neville Hawthorne, a widespread British archaeologist. they are a part of a group investigating the mythical Buried Pyramid, the tomb of the pharaoh Neferankhotep -- who can also were Moses the Lawgiver.But they are not the single ones drawn to the positioning. one other occasion, led by means of the opulent and treacherous woman Audrey Cheshire, is shadowing theirs. somebody who symptoms himself "The Sphinx" has been sending threatening letters -- written totally in hieroglyphics. In Egypt, an old and shadowy association turns out made up our minds to maintain the tomb from being discovered.But mortals will not be all that stands of their manner.
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Between them the housekeeper and cook handled the shopping, and the butler minded the wine cellar. The butler was also in charge of household accounts. “The staff will even be smaller when Sir Neville goes abroad,” Emily continued, returning to Jenny’s unpacking. “The house is going to be closed, but for the butler and housekeeper to take care of immediate needs. ” Jenny recalled that the footman, Albert, or Bert as Emily preferred to call him, was Emily’s husband of two years. They had no children, but Emily wasn’t distressed.
Moving with a lithe grace that demonstrated more clearly than words that she had no fear of this city of the dead, Miriam showed Neville several openings into the tombs. ” Neville nodded. ” he called back to his sergeant. ” 37 jane lindskold the buried pyramid “Right, Captain,” came the jaunty reply. “The Bedouin have stopped just outside of rifle range. ” Neville wasted neither breath nor time in reply. Lighting a candle, he ducked into the first opening. This led to a dead end, but the second opening led to a well-preserved chamber.
Then Neville hailed a cab, and gave the address of a hotel whose tea room was very popular with locals and visitors alike. He thought it would be easier to tell Jenny what he must there, away from his house and its current uproar. At least, he hoped it would be. Looking at Jenny, and noticing the lively curiosity with which she was regarding every aspect of London traffic, he wasn’t at all certain. Once they were seated in a private corner overlooking the room, with tea and iced cakes set before them, Neville felt he must begin his confession.
The Buried Pyramid (Tor Fantasy) by Jane Lindskold