The Falcon at the Portal

An Amelia Peabody Mystery

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Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006180262X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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New York Times Bestseller From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes another riveting mystery in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series. The Land of the Pharaohs harbors more secrets than any tomb can hide. In Egypt for the 1911 archaeological season, Amelia Peabody and her family are not anticipating trouble, but it finds them nonetheless. Their young friend David is accused of selling ancient artifacts, and it's up to the Emersons to expose the real culprit. But the body of an American discovered at the bottom of their excavation shaft and a child of mysterious antecedents are sparking twin crises that threaten to tear the family apart. Amelia brings her estimable powers of deduction to bear, but she might not survive long enough to unravel more than one perplexing puzzle—because suddenly someone is shooting bullets in her direction...and coming too close for comfort! “Amelia is rather like Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple all rolled into one.”—Washington Post Book World

Falcon at the Portal

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Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780334486

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this latest Amelia Peabody mystery there's more trouble in store for our intrepid Egyptologist. This time it is of a distinctly personal nature. Her niece's new, Egyptian, husband stands accused of forging priceless antiquities. Is he guilty, or merely the fall guy for some unscrupulous villain? Meanwhile, matters are complicated by the arrival of Amelia's detestable nephew who begins an ardently amorous pursuit of her son's wife, Nefret...

The Laughter of Dead Kings

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Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337647

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The heist of the century has taken place in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and Vicki's on/off boyfriend, Sir John Smythe, is a prime suspect. Despite his insistence that he is no longer in the business of stealing antiquities and art objects, even Vicky isn't one hundred percent certain he has not fallen back into his old habits. Pursued by Interpol, the Egyptian police, rival gangs of illicit antiquities thieves, and (worse of all) Vicky's inquisitive boss, Anton Z. Schmidt, she and John set out on a wild chase across Europe and Egypt in an attempt to clear him by finding the real culprits and retrieving the stolen object.

Crocodile on the Sandbank

Miss Marple crossed with Indiana Jones!

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Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178033446X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude! In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes - and the two become friends. The two companions continue to Egypt where they face mysteries, mummies and the redoubtable Radcliffe Emerson, an outspoken archaeologist, who doesn't need women to help him solve mysteries -- at least that's what he thinks! 'Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... Dastardly deeds, whirlwind romances, curious mummies and all the fun and intrigue of Egyptian excavations, with a heroine who wields a sturdy parasol rather than a magnum. Accomplished entertainment.' Guardian

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Book of Going Forth by Day - The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images

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Author: Raymond Faulkner,Ogden Goelet,Carol Andrews,James Wasserman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811864893

Category: History

Page: 174

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Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.

Falcon Quest The World of Enchantment

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Author: Cindy J.K. Mudd

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145005885X

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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The pressures of a starship life began to build up, and soon MacRoy finds himself between two worlds, that which is his own and a world of enchantment. He soon finds himself embarking on a journey that’s full of imperil and even death to save the women he loves and the world she lives within. Morgan and Billings must race against time to unravel the mystery of their friends and chief medical officer or risk losing him to a world of magic and mystery and its dangers which threatens his very life.

The Portal

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Author: Timothy J. O’Leary

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477109536

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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Timothy James O'Leary, III is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with 27 years of active duty and reserve service to his Country. Tim served a tour of duty in both Vietnam and the First Persian Gulf Wars. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California where he earned a diploma in Italian Language training. Tim is a helicopter pilot with 2,200 hours of flight time in UH-1 and OH-58 aircraft with the United States Army. During Operation Desert Storm, Tim was a medevac pilot with the 217th Medical Battalion. His final tour of duty was Battalion Commander of the 286th Supply and Service Battalion. He has a B.A. degree in Sociology and French, and holds a Master of Education and Educational Specialist degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision from Georgia Southern College. Tim was a Doctor of Education degree candidate at the University of Virginia in Educational Administration and Supervision. He also has one year of Spanish Language training at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Tim taught foreign language and social studies in the Georgia public school system for three years and was an assistant principal at a secondary education school in Virginia. Tim has run 13 marathons to include the Marine Corps in 1994 and Boston's 100th in 1996. He has been a baseball umpire for over 40 years and has officiated five Cal Ripken World Series. Tim played varsity baseball at Georgia Southern, semi-professional ball in Italy, and did a baseball tour with the European Continental Cavaliers Team in South Africa. Tim has three children and three grandchildren. He and his Wife Lynn reside in Gorham, Maine. Please visit Tim's website www.dimensionalgateway.com.

Black Diamond: the Commander

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Author: Anthony Scheiber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469757435

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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Black Diamond: The Commander is the exciting, fast paced story of Michael Thomas Striker, a rugged young military officer falsely accused of murdering a senior official admidst the smoldering battlefields of Mars. Just as his sentence is being levied, his courageous band of commandos rescue him from the clutches of a justice system gone terribly wrong. While making his escape through the treacherous dangers of the asteroid belt, the Commander is enlisted to become the next guardian of a mysterious gemstone, the royal symbol of a powerful alien civilization ruling an entire quadrant of star systems at the center of the galaxy. When the Commander learns his beloved has been kidnapped by pirates, he and his elite commando team, the Cobra Squadron, battle their way across the solar system to face a ruthless pirate warlord invulnerable in an underground fortress hidden deep below Jupiter's inhospitable surface. Black Diamond: The Commander delivers the ultimate rescue adventure filled with heroism, suspense, high tech driven intrigue, and spine tingling action every perilous step of the way!

Valley of The Swan

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Author: KR Kingston

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460214773

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Dado (Dado) grew up as a Viking princess in late 1100 AD. Her vicious Viking tribe, the Omkana’s, reside along the northern shores of the Baltic Sea. Dado’s world suddenly changes when her brutal and scheming father reveals the plan he had for her all along. Without foresight her life is suddenly turned upside down. Loyalty and love has gone terribly wrong, leaving her to begin the journey of understanding herself and her destiny. This destiny leads to people and places encouraging her to understand what it is that she will defend in life. Unsure if she is cursed, Dado believes that all power is found in an arrow and dagger until she is led to the mysterious village called Providence. This is a menacing era and when Dado is provoked she becomes an avenging angel. Her life is a mix of history and fiction that chronicles a phenomenal journey that she too is an Amazon Warrior. Valley of The Swan is the first book of the Dado Sagas.

Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region

A Guide to 59 of the Best Hiking Adventures in Southern Utah

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Author: Ron Adkison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762767537

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” – CNN.com Lace up your boots and sample fifty-nine of the finest trails in southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the stunning 1.2-million-acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. With thorough descriptions and detailed maps, this book leads you to both well-known and little-used trails, and it includes several backpack trips and a wide variety of day hikes. Whether traveling down remote desert roads or up serene canyons, you will be rewarded with vivid memories and a yearning to return. For more than thirty years, FalconGuides® have set the standard for outdoor guidebooks. Written by top experts, each guide invites you to experience the adventure and beauty of the outdoors. Features: Hikes suited to every ability Directions to the trailheads Trail Finder for best hikes for novices and families, moderate day hikes, strenuous day hikes, and backpacking trips for all levels Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, best hiking seasons, and canine compatibility for every featured hike Information on fees and permits, contacts, campgrounds, and more