The Falcon at the Portal

The Falcon at the Portal

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"Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's Amelia--in wit and daring--by a landslide."

--New York Times Book Review

New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters transports us to the Land of the Pharoahs--and leaves us in the most capable hands of intrepid archeologist and adventurer Amelia Peabody--in The Falcon at the Portal. A suspenseful and always surprising romp through 1911 Egypt with Amelia and her equally indomitable family, the Emersons, The Falcon at the Portal immerses us in a fascinating world of antiquity and majesty, and plunges us into a mystery as perilous as it is puzzling. As the Cleveland Plain Dealer suggests, let us all "raise a toast to the incomparable Amelia Peabody."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 566 pages
  • 104.14 x 185.42 x 38.1mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Maps
  • 0061951641
  • 9780061951640
  • 35,902

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The Land of the Pharaohs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide.

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 the Emersons to expose the real culprit. But 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. Amelia brings her estimable powers of deduction to bear, but she might not survive long enough to unravel more than one perplexing puzzle--because suddenly someone is shooting bullets in her direction . . . and coming too close for comfort!
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7,833 ratings
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4 41% (3,198)
3 15% (1,200)
2 1% (117)
1 0% (20)
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