by Nick Drake
Perfect for fans of Robert Harris, Wilbur Smith and Bernard Cornwell, this is breathtaking and atmospheric historical historical mystery set in Ancient Egypt from bestselling author Nick Drake. In Drake's hands, ancient Egypt comes to life with all its treachery, vengeance, passion and power. A stunning achievement -- M.C.SCOTT Richly imagines, fiendishly plotted, gruesomely evocative. -- PAUL SUSSMAN Drake takes an ancient, long-lost civilization and makes it fell frighteningly familiar. I was captivated from first page to last. -- GILES KRISTIAN Genuinely suspenseful and full of unexpected twists and turns... -- ***** Reader review Powerful and persuasive, this is a red-blooded mystery well worth the read. - Reader review ********************* A DYNASTY IN PERIL. A CLANDESTINE MISSION TO DEFEAT THE TERROR THAT THREATENS THEM ALL. Egypt, 1320 BC: Rahotep is sent on a clandestine mission - he must cross enemy empires and rogue states to deliver a top-secret letter, from the Queen to her arch-enemy, the King of the Hittites. The future of Egypt lies in his hands and Rahotep knows he may not return from this mission. But he also has a personal motive driving him on, and personal demons he must face. Will he conquer them in time to save Egypt's greatest dynasty, and his own family, from the terror that threatens them all? Have you read Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, Rahotep's other adventures?
NICK DRAKE is a screenwriter and an award-winning poet. He has been Literary Associate at the National Theatre and worked with Nicholas Hytner and Nicholas Wright on the stage version of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. He is the author of two previous novels featuring Rai Rahotep, Nefertiti, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Best Historical Crime Novel Prize, and the critically acclaimed Tutankhamun.More About Nick Drake