The Right Hand of Amon
It is the eighteenth dynasty of Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut, divine ruler of a sun-seared realm. And blood flows as freely as the great, winding Nile that nourishes this ancient land of intrigue and danger.
Lieutenant Bak is a loyal servant of the royal house of Egypt--commander of the Medjay police in the frontier fortress city of Buhen. A man...more
2) That's a reference to the incident that got Bak demoted and sent to Buhen.(less)
This series, of which "The Right Hand of Amon" is the first book, seems to have a very different focus. It takes place far away from the halls of power for one thing whereas the other two are steeped in the machinations of the ruling class. It of ...more
This was mystery at its best! Twists and turns with plausible explanations not solved by magic or the hand of god(s) to end the tale.
floating in the Nile. This sets him on a trail to finding out who the dead man is, and ends up leading to
a possible assassination of a King. Fascinating novel that I enjoyed very much.
Je ne sais pas ce qui manque mais j'ai eu beaucoup de mal à m'immerger Je tenterai un ou deux autres opus pour cette Egypte ancienne qui fascine et que Lauren Haney tente de faire revivre plus que pour l'intrigue policière ...
A police officer checking up on a murder case accidentally uncovers a plot to kill Pharo. But since his only witness is a mute boy, it may be difficult to stop.
This book is unfortunately not suited to young audiences due to some references to prostitution. Thus the four stars rather than five.
I really wanted to like this book more. The setting was unusual and full of potential - ancient Egypt, and the characters were well developed and credible.
The problems were in the structure. The plot at times becomes formulaic and ...more
I have found a new (well it is actually 15 years old) mystery series and it is set in ancient Egypt.
I am always thankful for authors who can handle all three - history, mystery and interesting characters.
Lauren Haney does a really good job -
From what I can tell from my own studies in ancient Egypt, Haney does a wonderful job of painting a time and place the is very accurate.
Top notch mystery - lots of suspects - lots of clues - and it all adds up to a satisfying read..
And finally, her c ...more
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 ...more