A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series)

A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series)

Elizabeth Peters

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 0061246271

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
New York Times Book Review

Intrepid archaeologist and superior sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River in the Sky. In this breathtaking new adventure, New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her family, the Emersons, from their usual milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A tale full of atmosphere, intrigue, and thrills, A River in the Sky is further proof that “Peters has few rivals” (Houston Chronicle).

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reading Nefret’s latest—it wasn’t so much reproachful as threatening—and handed it to Fisher, who had been collecting them. “I won’t simply walk out on you, sir. They have no right to expect it.” “That’s quite all right,” Reisner said, looking off into space. “You mean you want me to go?” “I don’t want you to go. But if you don’t…” Had he only imagined it, Ramses wondered, or had Reisner’s tanned countenance paled? “If you don’t, they’ll come here.” GARGERY IS SECRETLY THRILLED at the

the Ark youself.” One of the kittens wandered in and jumped onto Nefret’s lap. Stroking it, she remarked, “Does it exist? As I recall, from my studies at the vicarage, the Ark contained the tablets given to Moses on Mount Sinai.” “The Ten Commandments,” I said helpfully. “Yes, Aunt Amelia. But I thought the Professor didn’t believe in Moses. Or the Exodus. Or—” “That doesn’t mean the fabled Ark is pure fiction,” Emerson replied, taking, as was his habit, the opposing side. “We know that

narrow street lined with dwellings and shops. The shops were shuttered; there were no lights in any of the houses. The cobblestones of the street were a good twenty feet below. They looked extremely hard. AT THE LAST MOMENT the bandit, for such he appeared to be, veered away from me, toward the spot where Selim and Emerson stood. I cried out a warning. Emerson spun round and assumed a posture of defense as the apparition rushed toward him. Avoiding the blow directed at him, the fellow threw both

honored wife and your daughter. A light she is indeed, fair as the sun on the—” “Mrs. Emerson will decide on the house,” Emerson said, shifting restlessly from one foot to the other. He had come upon something that intrigued him and could hardly wait to get back to it. “But you will come and drink tea?” As Emerson was well aware, it would have been a serious affront to refuse the invitation. “Er—yes,” he said resignedly. “As soon as I…er. Go on, go on, Selim and I will be there shortly.” I

shout rose over the rest. “Damnation! The confounded woman is a spy!” “And a murderess, in intent if not actuality.” Ramses leaned forward and spoke with febrile intensity. “Father, you must tell MO2 about Macomber. The body may have been moved, but surely there would be evidence remaining.” “Yes, yes, my boy,” Emerson said, watching him uneasily. “I promise it will be done. Peabody, shouldn’t he be in bed?” The medicinal brew was a nasty greenish brown in color. Had it not been for David’s

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