By Elizabeth Peters
“Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”
—New York occasions booklet Review
Intrepid archaeologist and better sleuth Amelia Peabody returns in A River within the Sky. during this breathtaking new experience, New York Times bestselling Grand grasp Elizabeth Peters transports the indomitable Amelia and her kinfolk, the Emersons, from their ordinary milieu, early twentieth-century Egypt, to an exciting—and dangerous—new locale: Palestine! A story filled with surroundings, intrigue, and thrills, A River within the Sky is extra facts that “Peters has few competitors” (Houston Chronicle).
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Mr. Reisner’s offer to work with him at Samaria was a splendid opportunity,” I said. ” “Well, sir and madam, I don’t understand it either,” Gargery declared, serving plates of custard. “Egypt is where we always work. ” “The adjective is singularly inappropriate, Gargery, since we are speaking of the Holy Land, sacred to three great world religions. ” Unperturbed by my rebuke, for he had heard similar remarks so often they had ceased to make an impression, Gargery declared, “I worry about him, madam, and that’s a fact.
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 Jerusalem was besieged and overrun by the Babylonians, who carried away its residents into captivity. There was time—” “So you admit that not all the Old Testament is a tissue of lies,” I said. ” “It is also described in the Babylonian annals,” Emerson retorted. “An historical source, Peabody.
A third man wore a white robe and the green turban restricted to descendants of the Prophet. He was an impressive figure, taller than most, with the sculptured features of a Bedouin, but Ramses’s attention was held by the woman who was the center of the group. Her costume was, to say the least, unusual: riding boots and trousers, topped by a knee-length garment of vivid emerald-green. A cloak of gray homespun hung from her slim shoulders; her fair hair had been wound into a coronet around her head.