The second in the trilogy of Ancient Egyptian crime novels that began with Death of an Eye.
Two Alexandrian fishermen come across a horrifying sight – the body of a skeleton floating upright at the bottom of the sea, anchored in place by a cement weight around his feet. In Alexandria's rough-and-tumble construction trade they call that 'being fitted with a pair of Rhakotis sandals' and what's worse, he's the second such victim in two years.
Queen Cleopatra is busy rebuilding her city after the Alexandrian War and these murders are not to be allowed to interfere with this primary task, so she charges Tetisheri, her new Eye of Isis, with the task of finding out who these men were, when they were murdered, and, above all, why.
About the Author
Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised on a 75-foot fishing tender. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first Kate Shugak book, A Cold Day for Murder, received an Edgar Award from the Crime Writers of America. She lives in Homer, Alaska. Find her online at stabenow.com.
'The first adventure for Tetisheri neatly sets the scene for what promises to be an entertaining series' BBC History
'For rich, idiosyncratic settings and engaging characters [...] let me recommend Dana Stabenow' Diana Gabaldon
"Although set in 47 BCE, the novel reads like a contemporary one, populated with strong women, just as the Kate Shugak series is... the strong storytelling that we have always gotten from Dana Stabenow is also at work here."--Lourdes Venard, Reviewingthe Evidence