Nefertiti (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
73 Reviews

She is Nefertiti—beautiful and revered. With her husband, Akhenaten, she rules over Egypt, the most affluent, formidable, sophisticated empire in the ancient world. But an epic power struggle is afoot, brought on by the royal couple's inauguration of an enlightened new religion and the construction of a magnificent new capital. The priests are stunned by the abrupt forfeiture of their traditional wealth and influence; the people resent the loss of their gods—and the army is enraged by the growing turbulence around them. Then, just days before the festival that will celebrate the new capital, Nefertiti vanishes.

Rahotep, the youngest chief detective in the Thebes division, has earned a reputation for his unorthodox yet effective methods. Entrusted by great Akhenaten himself with a most secret investigation, Rahotep has but ten days to find the missing Queen. If he succeeds, he will bask in the warmth of Akhenaten's favor. But if Rahotep fails, he and his entire family will die.

  

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The writing was good, the plot shaky. - Goodreads
Warning - I will mention the surprise ending. - Goodreads
Also, the ending left much to be desired. - Goodreads
The 'twist' of the plot also seemed odd. - Goodreads

Review: Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep #1)

User Review  - Ineke van Mackelenbergh - Goodreads

Once I noted that the author also writes poetry I found the writing style of this book more acceptable. A historical mystery - but to my mind not a very engrossing one as it takes its time to get 'to ... Read full review

Review: Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead (Rai Rahotep #1)

User Review  - Julie Martz - Goodreads

This was nicely written and the imagery of ancient Egypt was entertaining, but nothing actually happened. Early on you realize that there was actually no mystery and it all boiled down to politics ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
20
Section 3
24
Section 4
31
Section 5
34
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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About the author (2009)

Nick Drake is the author of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, the first two books in the Rahotep detective trilogy. He has published two award-winning collections of poetry, and his play was performed at the National Theater in London. His screenplays include the critically acclaimed Romulus, My Father (starring Eric Bana), which won Best Film at the Australian Film Awards in 2007. He lives in London.

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