The Amelia Peabody series has been Elizabeth Petersí signature accomplishment for decades, and the books just keep on coming. In this latest archeological caper set in 1910, Amelia has been persuaded to follow would-be archaeologist Major George Morely on an expedition to Palestine. The major is determined to unearth the legendary Ark of the Covenant.
British intelligence has requested that Amelia and her husband, Emerson, not only keep the inept Morely from possibly destroying priceless historical artifacts but also from stirring up trouble in the volatile land he is exploring. The powers that be back in London have good reason to believe the bumbling major may also be an agent for the Kaiser. If so, the German leader would like nothing better than to get the various factions in the Holy Land fighting with one another.
If thatís not enough to keep Amelia and Emerson busy, their headstrong son, Ramses, has stumbled upon a startling discovery in Samaria. The question is, can the young man live long enough to make it to Jerusalem to share his discovery with his parents?
Elizabeth Petersí blend of archeology, humor and skullduggery makes every new title in her long-running series a must-read to her legion of fans. If you havenít read this latest episode, nowís the time to get a copy. Youíll find settling down with A River in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense the ideal diversion for escaping the depressing headlines on the network news each night.