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The Assassins of Isis

The Assassins of Isis

A Story of Ambition, Politics and Murder Set in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt Mysteries (Volume 5)

P. C. Doherty

Minotaur Books

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The mysterious Sebaus--a sect taking its name from demons--has stolen a powerful secret, and the wrath of the fiery Hatusu knows no bounds. But when the empire's great military hero, General Suten, is bitten to death by vipers, it appears events have spiraled out of her control.
Meanwhile, a dark shadow lies across the Temple of Isis. The peace of this holy place, renowned as an oasis of calm and healing, has been disturbed. Four of the Hesets, the temple handmaids, have vanished without a trace. Will Lord Amerotke, Pharaoh's Chief Judge, unravel the mysteries before further violence erupts? Or will he find the perpetrators in league with forced beyond his jurisdiction?

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The Assassins of Isis

CHAPTER 1
Nadif, a standard-bearer in the Medjay, the desert police who controlled the approaches to the city of Thebes, loved to walk along the bank of the Nile as the sun began to set, changing the...

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Praise for The Assassins of Isis

"A great deal of historical information on ancient Egypt compounds the enjoyment of a clever mystery ably solved by the intriguing Amerotke." - Kirkus Reviews

"Doherty keeps the historical action boiling in his typically adroit and entertaining fashion." - Publishers Weekly

"As usual, Doherty's deft handling of historical context and detailing serve to complement and strengthen the tautly woven plot." - Booklist

"Whether he’s writing about medieval England or ancient Egypt, Doherty sticks to the period with the integrity of a historian, using each of his meticulously constructed mysteries as a portal into a living world." - The New York Times Book Review

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About the author

P. C. Doherty

P.C. DOHERTY is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He lives in England.

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