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Flesh of the God (Lieutenant Bak #7)

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A young, untested policeman confronts deceit, treachery, and deadly peril in an ancient and magnificent world. Author Lauren Haney dazzles with a spellbinding "prequel" -- the first investigation of the brilliant Egyptian, Lieutenant Bak.

A proud officer in the service of Queen Hatshepsut, it was Lieutenant Bak's great misfortune to lead his charioteers in a raid of a house
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 28th 2003 by Avon
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Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
This tells the background story of Lieutenant Bak and explains how he came to be a policeman. As such, it should really have been number one in the series, but here it is - number seven. A prequel.

Lt. Bak is sent to the city of Buhen to command Medjay policemen. He meets with the commandant and within 24 hours that commandant, an honorable man, is dead, murdered possibly by his beautiful young wife who is found holding his body and covered in his blood. Bak is immediately attracted to her and fi
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
It seems author Lauren Haney isn't ready to leave Buhen, even though she is transferring Lt. Bak closer to the center of Hatshepsut's empire. FLESH OF THE GOD is a prequel, Bak's first murder on the frontiers. Since the plot centers on gold mining and the gold caravans, it has to be based around Buhen. Thus, this is the time when Bak and his police force are first introduced into Buhen, and the Commandant is immediately murdered.

My pet peeve in detective stories is when the detective is a suspec
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
# 7 in this ancient Egypt mystery series. A proud officer in the service of Queen Hatshepsut, it was Lieutenant Bak's great misfortune to lead his charioteers in a raid of a house of pleasure frequented by Egyptians of very high station. Reassigned for his transgressions, Bak is exiled to Buhen -- a fortified city in the most desolate part of the Nile valley where he put in charge of the police force of Medjays. This is a prequel which provides how and why ended up in this frontier post. He is u ...more
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After a half dozen books about LT Bak and 18th dynasty Egypt the author Lauren Haney throw us a 'prequel' and I didn't have a clue.
Besides a great mystery, this fills in a tons of facts about Bak and his early development as a policeman.
Unfortunately what this means is I have only one more book to read and I'm done with the series (unless Haney elides to start writing again- and I wish she would).
I am sad to see that there is only one more book in this series.

Lt. Bak is the kind of detective I love to read about. He's honourable, good at his job and tenacious. So when he has doubts about the obvious culprit in this latest narrative, he begins to search deeper into the life and work of the victim to find a possible alternative.

As per usual, the author has blended the mystery and the culture seamlessly into another great volume of one of my favorite series.
Barb in Maryland
Oooh, we go back to get a look at Bak's first case. Fun outing, for the reader. Not so much for Bak.
Feb 10, 2012 rated it did not like it
super boring book
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought it was an okay book, though it was a bit slower an dryer than the others of the series.
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Light reading along the vein of Elizabeth Peters. Was a good book to keep in the car for wait in those long lines.
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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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  • A Face Turned Backward (Lieutenant Bak, #2)
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