By Elizabeth Peters
A worthwhile relic has been brought to the Emerson domestic overlooking the Nile. yet greater than historical past surrounds this golden likeness of a forgotten king, for it really is acknowledged early demise will befall a person who possesses it.
The girl who implores the well known family members of archaeologists and adventurers to just accept the cursed statue insists the ill-gotten treasure has already killed her husband. additional, she warns, until it really is back to the tomb from which it used to be stolen, extra would definitely die. With the area ultimately at peace—and with Egypt's old mysteries opened to them as soon as more—Amelia Peabody and her household are plunged right into a hurricane of secrets and techniques, treachery, and homicide by way of a widow's unusual tale or even stranger request. each one step towards the reality unearths a brand new peril, suggesting this curse isn't any mere superstition. And the following sufferer of the small golden king might be any member of the close-knit clan—perhaps even Amelia herself.