The Last Camel Died at Noon By
The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her Dashing husband, Radcliffe Emerson, and prescocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sunscorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, grean England, Viscount Balcktower had approached them to find his son and his son's bride, missing in wartorn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic man had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive. Neither Amelia nor Radcleffe believes the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now deep in Nubia's vast wasteland, they'll discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback)...and that survival depends on Amelia's solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and ravenge.