From the book jacket: A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been
miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing
years", 19071908, shedding new light on a remarkable family and an
unexpected terror. Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever
from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at
home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be
the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, prince of the mysterious
Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange
malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent
need for help only the Emersons can provide.
Comment: Long time readers will know that I have a soft spot for the Amelia Peabody series, ...
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