Ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs is once again the setting for Lynda S. Robinson's masterfully detailed series featuring Lord Meren, the god-king's chief protector and investigator. Here the author takes a little-known incident from the 14th century B.C., when Pharaoh Akhenhaten, husband of Nefertiti, commanded the disestablishment of Amun, Egypt's chief deity, and his powerful priesthood. Meren is commanded by the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun--who undid Akhenhaten's work and revived the worship of Amun--to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding Nefertiti's untimely demise.
Aided by the beautiful Anath, Meren sets out to discover who poisoned the beautiful queen, beloved by her stepson Tutankhamun. But uncovering the conspiracy behind Nefertiti's death leads Meren to discover treachery much closer to home than he ever imagined and imperils this complex and compassionate investigator's own beloved son and daughter. This is Meren's sixth outing, and like Robinson's previous Meren books, it brings ancient history to breathtaking life, bolstered as it is by solid research, intelligent writing, and a command of the craft of storytelling. --Jane Adams [via]