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on 20 May 2008
Although this is not the first Lt. Bak novel, it is chronologically the beginning, explaining how a lieutenant of charioteers happened to be commanding a Medjay police unit at the fortress of Buhen, right down in the south of Egypt, on the borders of Kush (and now under the waters of Lake Nasser).
Almost as soon as he arrives, Bak is confronted with what seems like an open and shut murder case, but things very soon turn out to be a lot more complicated than that, revolving round some almost impossible thefts of gold from the mines in the Eastern Desert. First Bak has to figure out how the gold was taken, then 'who-dun-it'. Haney at her best.
Long may she write!