By Lauren Haney
To Honor The Gods Amid Treachery and DeathFrom in every single place, they've got come to the capital urban of Waset for the opulent banquet of Opet-- sovereigns and supplicants, the pious and proud, accumulating for the eleven-day-long revelries. whereas greeting pals and fellow Medjay officials on the bustling harbor, Lieutenant Bak is distracted by way of foul homicide, the invention of the physique of a Hittite horse dealer, his throat savagely reduce. Bak has no authority to enquire what can be a uncomplicated subject of Hittite politics -- till related murders ensue in the sacred precinct of the Lord Amon. although this urban isn't really his personal, Bak eagerly consents to help within the research. yet his decided look for connections embroils him in a terrifying conspiracy that issues to the courtroom of Queen Hatshepsut herself. Untold others can be becoming a member of the ranks of the useless ahead of the villain is finished -- with Lieutenant Bak numbered between them.
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Not the slightest breeze stirred. Sweat collected beneath broad collars and belts, wilted the ringlets on wigs and naturally curled hair, and made unsightly splotches on dresses and kilts. Hawkers gained more in a day than in a month, trading sweet-smelling ﬂowers and perfume to overpower the stench of sweat, water and beer to ward off thirst. The mood of the spectators was light, forgiving, expectant. All looked forward, each in his own way, to eleven days of piety and merrymaking. ” Amonked, Storekeeper of Amon and cousin to Maatkare Hatshepsut, laid a congenial hand on Bak’s shoulder and looked with approval at the company of Medjays standing beside the barque sanctuary of the lord A CRUEL DECEIT 23 Amon.
Kasaya asked. Noting the expectant look on the Medjay’s face, the hope that he could be of use, Bak gave him the only assignment he could think of. ” Kasaya nodded, satisﬁed with a task he must have known was unnecessary. ” “While you sort the documents . ” Bak saw Meryamon closing on the people ahead. “. . I’ll be searching out 50 Lauren Haney Woserhet’s scribe. ” Meryamon moved up close to a man with fuzzy red hair. Brieﬂy the two walked side by side. Whether they spoke to each other, Bak was unable to tell.
She was very upset when I told her of his death, and I saw no pretense in her sobbing. ” He shook his head. ” Hori asked, unaware of the fact that they were approaching the man of whom he spoke. Bak’s eyes leaped forward to the young priest, who had left the palm grove and was striding up the processional way toward Ipet-resyt. He was not hurrying, but he was walking with purpose. “I suppose he could’ve slain him, but what reason would he have? ” Kasaya asked. “Woserhet was an auditor,” Hori said scornfully.
A Cruel Deceit by Lauren Haney