By Lauren Haney
Homicide AND GREED within the historic LAND OF AMON
The many and effective deities of Egypt needs to be given their due. All trade is performed below the watchful eyes of the functionaries of the nice Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut. dying faces any and all who may well rob the royal hose of Kemet of its rightful percentage. Lieutenant Bak, commander of the Medjay police, willingly accepts his task to look all Nile River site visitors for contraband -- for rumors are rife of necessary elephant tusks passing unlawfully from the south to the north. yet greed has spawned demise, hideous and unforeseen, and a person who may turn into wealthy illegally is dealing in way over priceless ivory. Whoever threatens to show a deadly cache of secrets and techniques won't reside to determine a brand new sunrise -- and constant Bak may be the subsequent, as he heads relentlessly towards a grim disagreement, a surprising revelation, and intensely attainable doom within the realm of the dead.
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Hori sat on the deckhouse roof, legs dangling, writing pallet, water jar, and extra pens beside him. The manifest was spread across his lap so he could check off objects as the men called them out. The captain, a short, wiry individual with a mottled complexion, lounged in the forecastle, while the crew looked A FACE TURNED BACKWARD / 29 on from the upper terrace, where they had gone to play throwsticks in the shade of the fortress wall. The ship was bright and new, its wooden hull not yet darkened by time, its bronze fittings unblemished and shiny.
The merchant gave a cynical snort. “One of my caravan masters, a man of no sense whatsoever, tried to bring three 34 / Lauren Haney young women across the frontier without passes. Nebwa impounded the lot: women, donkeys, and trade goods. He can keep the women through eternity, for all I care, but I want my donkeys returned, and the merchandise they carry. ” He shook his head in mock resignation. “He agreed, but only if I sail into Buhen and submit to a second search. ” Smiling at his own joke, Hapuseneb knelt at the water’s edge, drew the borrowed skiff in close, and stepped aboard.
Every captain we delay will squawk like a snared goose,” grumbled Nebwa, who had little interest in politics. A FACE TURNED BACKWARD / 25 “Every trader, caravan master, fisherman. ” “Send them to me. ” Bak saw the task was unavoidable, but felt he must point out a truth. “As soon as word spreads that we’re looking for contraband—and the news will fly faster than dust in a gale—not so much as a sandstone chip will cross the frontier without proper clearance and a careful accounting, with the toll already laid out for collection.
A Face Turned Backward by Lauren Haney