The Ape Who Guards the Balance

The Ape Who Guards the Balance

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"Delightful....[An] engrossing plot and writing of the highest caliber."--Washington Times



A globe-trotting archeologist with more grit, wit, and fortitude than Indian Jones himself, the intrepid Amelia Peabody confronts danger and dark mystery in the desert sands of Egypt in The Ape Who Guards the Balance--a breathtaking adventure from New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters that encompasses treachery, villainy, bloodthirsty cults, the Book of the Dead...and murder most foul. The Charleston Post and Courier proclaims Elizabeth Peters "a mistress of plot," while the New York Times Book Review declares, "Amelia remains an irrepressible delight."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 106.68 x 185.42 x 38.1mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0061951633
  • 9780061951633
  • 90,907

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"A new Amelia Peabody mystery is like visiting old friends." -- "USA Today""Peters' witty writing and her cast of outrageous characters move the story along at a brisk pace." -- "San Francisco Examiner"
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After eluding a kidnapper in London, an unperturbed Amelia Peabody accompanies her unconventional family to Cairo once more--only to be ensnared almost immediately in a web of stolen treasures and bloodthirsty cults. Villainy is running rampant in Egypt this 1907 archaeological season, but the members of the intrepid Peabody-Emerson clan have already proven themselves to be formidable adversaries. However, when a mint-condition papyrus of the Book of the Dead falls into their hands, and the corpse of an unscrupulous dealer in stolen antiquities is found floating in the Nile, the Emersons' prospects for surviving this excavation season unscathed appear increasingly dim.
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Rating details

8,152 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 40% (3,265)
4 41% (3,372)
3 17% (1,352)
2 2% (135)
1 0% (28)
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