Hani is set to investigate thefts from the king's household that turn out to be related to a more sinister attempt on the king's life. Meanwhile, witnesses to the crown prince's dodgy birth begin to die, and Hani fears for his daughter and her friend, who were also present. More secrets emerge about the prince's identity, and Hani finds himself caught between the government and the radical revolutionaries who want to restore Amun-Ra by civil war, among them the queen, whom Hani has sworn to serve. Can Hani reconcile his desire for peace with his devotion to the King of the Gods?
Holmes continues this series in the way in which I expect - beautiful detailed history that comes to life in every page. If you are a fan of expertly written history, particularly ancient Egyptian lore, Holmes’s series is an immediate must read. Each story stands well on its own but for full enjoyment of character development I would recommend reading in series order. Another stellar work.