Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - herbcat - LibraryThing
The formality of style contributes to the slow pace of the book. Little actually happens in the first half of the book, and there is really no mystery. There is much cruelty.and pain and unhappiness ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bella55075 - LibraryThing
Lowly detective Rahotep is commanded to find Queen Nefertiti. In a land in turmoil that may be hard to do. Everyone has reasons to hate the new Rulers of Egypt. Akhenaten decides that he is going to ... Read full review