This adventure begins over eight thousand years ago and continues to this day. What does the first queen of Egypt have in common with archeologists from both Ankara and Tel Aviv and a private investigator from Houston, Texas? And Cleopatra? What has she to do with this?
What they have in common is a box. A simple metal box that was meant to stay hidden forever.
There are tomb raiders and artifact thieves who would do anything to make the box theirs. They will kill and torture just to claim it. What is in this box that is so alluring?
Peter Carpenter and Eliana Amendola set out to find the answer. They will face murderers, thieves, kidnappers and a breathtaking yacht. They will travel from Houston to London to Tel Aviv and then Hillsboro, TX in pursuit of this mysterious metal box.
A silver box sits on the table in front of Tomyris Currington. Opening it, she finds it empty which is not possible. When it was sealed, two thousand years ago, an Ankh was inside. She is the only person who could open it. Since it sat there empty, it was obvious someone other than her removed it. But who? What happened to the Ankh?
The Goddess Sekhmet issues a terrible threat. The Ankh must be returned to her. If not, people will die…horribly. How will this affect the tough decisions that have to be made? Why are Tomyris Currington and Sophia Al-Haran no longer together?
This books begins in North Texas, moves to Wales, then to London and Paris, Milan, and finally, Tel Aviv before the answers are found back in North Texas. Lives will be lost, relationships will be pulled apart and people will stand in judgment.
Will the Ankh be found before Sekhmet acts on her threats? The answers are in The Scepter of the Nile, The Ankh.
Two women stand looking at a newly finished burial palace. One of the women is Cleopatra VII. It is to be her tomb for when she needs it many years in the future.
It won’t be all that long.
The woman next to her is her good friend Tomyris of Massagetae. She helped design the burial palace. Together they created a tomb of magnificence, simplicity and…mystery. There is more here than meets the eye.
Three days after the death of her lover Marcus Antonius, Cleopatra is cruelly murdered by a trusted servant. With great ceremony they are laid to rest. They are never to be disturbed in their slumber until the burial palace itself crumbles to the dust from whence it came.
Fernando de Bolivar, as arrogant as he is wealthy, is an archeologist and explorer with a nose for new discoveries of ancient sites. His record of successes is long. There is one place though that has continually eluded him. Cleopatra’s tomb. His lifelong vow is to find it and take what he can. In other words, steal as much as he can get away with.
Standing in his way is beautiful Dr. Tomyris Currington who has vowed to protect the secret of the tomb for as long as she can.
Will she fail in all of her attempts to dissuade Fernando de Bolivar from continuing his search? Will she fall for his charms? His money? Or will he, and she, encounter something else entirely?