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A Path of Shadows (Lieutenant Bak #8)

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The Gods blessed Lieutenant Bak, head of the Medjay police, with a rare brilliance -- which is why he is the one to whom his commander turns in a time of need. The explorer Minnakht has vanished into the vast and merciless Egyptian desert -- or perhaps has strayed perilously close to Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut's well-guarded turquoise mines -- and before Bak sails north on ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published September 30th 2003)
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This was the best book in this series so far. Lauren Haney's skills at plotting and drawing her characters seem to improve with each new entry.

In this story, Lieutenant Bak is enlisted by his commander on behalf of one of the commander's friends to go into the forbidding desert to search for the friend's son who has disappeared there. The man was an adventurer who loved the desert and the nomads who live there and who had spent some time there searching for gold and other precious minerals. The
Not one of the best in this series featuring Lieutenant Bak of the Medjay police in the era of female Pharaoh Hatshepsut. While on a quest for gold, explorer Minnakht has vanished into the very dry Egyptian desert. His father is an influential army commander so Bak is sent to locate the missing man. Most of the book is spent wandering around the desert with recalcitrant donkeys in a makeshift caravan. Bak is still an interesting character but the setting does not offer much to fill out the plot.
Sadly, this is the last book in my favorite Egyptian series. Lieutenant Bak’s last adventure takes him on a dangerous trip through the desert and in search of a missing explorer.
While I missed some of the regular characters that have been in the previous books, this story had sufficient breadth and action to keep my attention and have me wishing there were more.

Ancient Egypt is always fascinating. In this period with a woman as the Pharoah, it is especially fascinating and very different from most other Egypt stories. Haney writes so well that you can believe you are living this story, and it's a very engaging and enthralling story.
Karen Henry
This was a fun read. Full of historical stuff.
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This is a pseudonym for Betty Winkelman.

Lauren Haney, a former technical editor in the aerospace and international construction industries, is the author of several ancient Egyptian mysteries featuring Lieutenant Bak. She lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and travels to Egypt at every opportunity.

Haney's novels have been published in German, English and French, and in the Czech Republic. The german e
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Other Books in the Series

Lieutenant Bak (8 books)
  • The Right Hand of Amon (Lieutenant Bak, #1)
  • A Face Turned Backward (Lieutenant Bak, #2)
  • A Vile Justice (Lieutenant Bak, #3)
  • A Curse of Silence (Lieutenant Bak, #4)
  • A Place of Darkness (Lieutenant Bak, #5)
  • A Cruel Deceit (Lieutenant Bak, #6)
  • Flesh of the God (Lieutenant Bak, #7)
The Right Hand of Amon (Lieutenant Bak, #1) A Face Turned Backward (Lieutenant Bak, #2) A Curse of Silence (Lieutenant Bak, #4) A Vile Justice (Lieutenant Bak, #3) A Place of Darkness (Lieutenant Bak, #5)

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