Guardian of the Horizon: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series #16) (Mass Market)
From the lost journals of archaeologist Amelia Peabody comes a chronicle from the “missing years”—a tale of adventure, bravery, and terror.
Readers have long wondered what befell the Emerson clan during the years before the Great War. Now, at last, the silence is broken and the truth revealed of a perilous journey to a secret and mysterious place hidden deep in the heart of the unforgiving desert. An adventure prompted by loyalty to an endangered friend—and spurred on by lies and treachery—leads Amelia Peabody and her intrepid family into a nest of vipers lying in wait at a remote mountain fortress. And when a dark past and a shocking mystery are ultimately discovered, a loved one may be lost forever.
Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.
“A fast moving, intrigue-filled plot...expect another run up bestseller lists.” — Publishers Weekly
“Wickedly entertaining....an essential purchase.” — Library Journal
“One of Peters’ most engaging and exciting installments in the series.” — Winston-Salem Journal
“Humor and passion...quick-paced and well-researched.” — Book Magazine
“Another thrilling episode of crime-solving…uproarious.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Funny and engaging.” — Entertainment Weekly (A-)