Egypt : The Book of Chaos

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The future ofEgypt lies in the hands of the Medjay's chiefdetective Rahotep in the final, gripping installmentof Nick Drake's acclaimed Ancient Egyptian trilogy. Following Nefertitiand Tutankhamun, Egypt: The Book of Chaos putsRahotep on a high-stakes adventure across enemyempires and rogue states on a top-secret mission to secure the fate of thedynasty. Readers of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatraand anyone fascinated by ancient cultures and unspoken secrets will beinstantly drawn in by Drake's magisterial recreation of one of history's greatunsolved mysteries. Incorporating his own research through the sites, monuments, ruins, and museums of Egypt, Drake brings vividly back to life anera long ago swallowed by the shifting sands of time in this powerful novel ofloyalty, ambition, struggle, and destiny.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 335 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Maps
  • 006076595X
  • 9780060765958
  • 2,168,242

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King Tutankhamun has died without an heir, and the future of Egypt lies in the hands of chief detective Rahotep.

Following the death of the boy king, Queen Ankhesenamun has but one hope of keeping her enemies at bay: she must forge an alliance with the Hittites, a new and powerful militant empire that threatens Egypt's supremacy. To this end, she dispatches loyal Rahotep--chief detective of the ancient capital's elite police force--on a clandestine mission to persuade the Hittite king to agree to a marriage between one of his sons and the widowed Queen.

With the nefarious General Horemheb poised to use his army to impose martial law on Egypt and a brutal new opium cartel emerging within the criminal underworld, it will fall to Rahotep to prevent the gathering forces of chaos from destroying Egypt's greatest dynasty. But first he must confront his own demons if he is to save his family from the terror that threatens them all.
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"This much can be stated with assurance: this novel will be a huge hit with fans of the series, of Egypt-themed mysteries, of period mysteries, of modern-day thrillers, and--what the heck--anyone not included in those groups."--Booklist (starred review)
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