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City of the Dead Anton Gill

City of the Dead

Anton Gill

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Egypt, the 18th Dynasty.Despite ominous portents, the jubilant pharaoh Tutankhamun leaves the Southern Capital of ancient Egypt on a hunting trip to celebrate the long-awaited first pregnancy of his wife Ankhsenpaamun.Recalling the uneasiness ofMoreEgypt, the 18th Dynasty.Despite ominous portents, the jubilant pharaoh Tutankhamun leaves the Southern Capital of ancient Egypt on a hunting trip to celebrate the long-awaited first pregnancy of his wife Ankhsenpaamun.Recalling the uneasiness of their farewell the pharaoh is spurred on by the heir he is soon to have and the celebrations he has planned.An ambitious hunting trip takes shape yet an atmosphere of anxiety pervades in the desert- the pharaoh is unsettled as his wife’s fears regarding the venture linger in his mind.Men are to be more feared than the wild animals or light chariots and three days later, far from the palace, he is caught in a horrific accident.As the aftermath of the event unfolds a vicious struggle between rivals Ay and Horemheb commences, and in the vacuum caused by their jostling for power other deaths quickly follow.Shocked and consumed with dread, the queen is burdened and left alone with her unborn child to face an uncertain future.But more sorrow soon follows as tragic deaths are officially signed off as natural or accidental and the palace no longer offers protection…Only Huy, a lowly former scribe with a talent for solving crimes, is able to discover what has really happened. As his investigation progresses in the ancient city Huy realises that his own life has no value to those who commissioned him once he reveals his findings.He has no choice but to weave a plan whereby the safety of the queen and his lover depends on his surviving long enough to expose the murderous perpetrator.‘City of Dreams’ is a gripping Egyptian thriller from master of the genre Anton Gill.Praise for Anton Gill:‘Brilliantly researched history blending with a tense thriller to rank with the best of them.’ Reinhard Hesse‘All you’ve ever wanted to know about sex in ancient Egypt…including a tour of the best brothels, plus tips on how to do it,…Exotic, erotic and highly recommended, like Gill’s first Egyptian mystery, City of the Horizon.’ Literary Review‘Anton Gill supplies enough tension and breadth of description to keep one wanting to know the answer…and he is very readable.’ Times Literary SupplementAnton Gill, only child of an English mother and a German father, worked for the English Stage Company, the Arts Council and the BBC before becoming a full-time writer in 1984. He has published over twenty books, mainly in the field of contemporary history, including The Journey Back from Hell: Conversations with Concentration Camp Survivors (winner of the H. H. Wingate Award), A Dance between Flames: Berlin between the Wars- and An Honourable Defeat: A History of the German Resistance to Hitler.Endeavour Press is the UKs leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.