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I loved this book!
on 15 September 2003
This book is the most poignant and touching of the series so far. Vicky is a terrific heroine and I can't wait until Elizabeth Peters writes yet another Vicky novel.
The story opens as Vicky is dreaming of her good friend John, she has been worrying about him for a long time because he hasn't written in 6 weeks and he has a questionable profession, so Vicky worries about him.
As the story unfolds Vicky makes it to Egypt at last, only to find that John isn't as safe as she had hoped. He has married, but his wife is a dangerous killer, but he doesn't know that yet. Vicky is determined to help him, but she has many obstacles in her way. From old adversaries to new faces, this book is one big plot twist
I would recomend this book to just about anyone, it is perfect in everyway for the avid mystery reader, however if you would like to read the whole series i would recomend starting with Borrower of the Night or The Street of the Five Moons, and reading the other books first, it makes the story much easier to understand.