By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York instances e-book Review
Intrepid archaeologist and more advantageous sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new experience, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her relatives, the Emersons, from their ordinary milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story filled with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is extra evidence that “Peters has few opponents” (Houston Chronicle).
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When he went in, his superior didn’t look up. “You’ve been a while,” he remarked, adding a note to one of the papers on the table before him. ” Clarence Fisher, Reisner’s second in command, was lying on the divan. He sat up, stretching. ” The cut had stopped bleeding, but his cheek was smeared with dried blood, his clothes were dusty, and his hair was festooned with dried leaves. He handed Fisher the stone and sank into a chair. “It’s from the dig,” Fisher said, examining the remains of ornamentation on one side of the stone.
The first stone had hit him in the back, hard enough to get his attention but doing little damage. He picked up the stone and went on his way without encountering any living creature except a few of the village dogs. When he emerged from the trees he saw the lights in the houses of the village of Sebaste. There weren’t many lighted windows; people in this part of the world went to bed early to save costly lamp oil. The brightest lights came from the house the Samaria crew had rented for the season.
The remains of the church had some points of interest, but not for Ramses, who had seen them too many times. He had also heard more than he wanted to hear about King Ahab, whose bloodstained chariot had been washed in a pool by the gate of Samaria. There was a gate, but the existing structure was Roman, built some eight hundred years after Ahab had ruled at Samaria. He had learned it was a waste of time to mention this to the pilgrims or to point out that according to the historian Josephus, John the Baptist had been beheaded at a castle on the Dead Sea.
A River in the Sky: A Novel (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) by Elizabeth Peters