Today’s Featured Kindle Book:
Author: John Oehler
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Rika Teferi, a young woman who formerly led midnight raids in Eritrea’s war for independence from Ethiopia, is working on her doctorate in the Cairo museum when catastrophe strikes. An accidental tea spill damages the royal papyrus she has been struggling to interpret, the papyrus purported to be Queen Tiye’s last message to her son, Tutankhamun. But the spill also exposes hidden writing below the surface hieroglyphs.
Horrified at the damage but aching to read the entire secret text, Rika agrees to let visiting remote-sensing expert David Chamberlain smuggle the priceless document out of the museum and scan it with instruments on his aircraft.
The results are stunning. They show Tiye, previously a footnote in history, to have been the power behind the thrones of her husband and sons, as well as the architect of a monotheistic religion unique in ancient Egypt. Riveted by these revelations, Rika and David devise a covert plan to locate Tiye’s tomb. But Major Hassam of the Egyptian Secret Police misreads their activities as a plot to overthrow the government and vows to stop them at all costs.
Reared in revolution, Rika feels a spiritual bond with Tiye, an African commoner who revolutionized Egyptian society by introducing a religion that freed Egypt from the tyranny of the Amun priests. Rika’s quest to find Tiye’s tomb parallels the queen’s last journey up the Nile, three thousand years before, to be buried alive in a tomb like no other.
About the Author:
John Oehler is a multiple award-winning author of thriller/suspense novels. His stories are often compared to those of Michael Crichton, Dan Brown, and Wilbur Smith. John has worked in dozens of countries and lived in places as diverse as Nepal, Australia, and Somalia. He combines those experiences with his love of history and his background in the natural sciences to create stories that leave readers asking, “Could this really happen?”
He lives in Houston with his wife, Dorothy, a NASA scientist and member of the Mars Science Team acquiring and analyzing data from the Curiosity rover. They have an Old English Sheepdog named Elfie, who should have been named Nitro.
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