By Brad Geagley
From the oldest recognized courtroom transcripts in historical past, Egyptologists have lengthy recognized concerning the mysterious demise of Ramses III, regarding intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of ardour on an important, notwithstanding hidden, scale. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this occasion -- a fight that almost introduced historic Egypt to its knees -- because the backdrop for a narrative that's each piece as attractive because the far away civilization it resurrects.
on the middle of the unconventional is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and secrets and techniques, a detective half-paralyzed through difficulties of his personal, with a name for heavy consuming and tactless habit towards the good, the robust, and the holy, a type of Sam Spade of the traditional global, deeply (and dangerously) hooked on the reality. Hard-bitten, deeply fallacious, he's retained through the professionals to enquire what's thought of a mere homicide of an aged, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to notify him, notwithstanding, that they do not count on him to resolve the case. in reality, they do not wish him to.
yet Semerket isn't really so simply fooled, and this can be not often an "insignificant" homicide. As he delves deeper for the elusive fact, he uncovers an internet of corruption so immense that it threatens the lifetime of the final nice Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the soundness of the dominion. Even worse, uncovering the conspiracy potential greater than simply placing his personal lifestyles at the line -- for, unbeknownst to Semerket, his cherished ex-wife Naia has fallen afoul of these who may carry down the reign of Ramses, and he quickly reveals himself having to select from saving her and saving Egypt....
Merging historic truth and hypothesis with a nail-biting crime tale that may be occurring within the current, Year of the Hyenas is a riveting and noteworthy achievement.