Outside a small village near the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Ardis Cole arrives in Egypt to help excavate a tomb recently discovered by her mentor, Jane Darvin. When Jane is murdered, Ardis must assume responsibility for the project.
With the help of mysterious Blake Lydon, she must unravel the tomb’s mystery—an ancient secret concerning two miniature obelisks of gold hidden by Queen Hatshepsut’s love, Senmut, over 2000 years ago.
As Ardis uncovers the ancient mystery, she finds herself drawn into a modern action tale of hatred, murder, and revenge.
Targeted Age Group:: General Readership
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Our book was inspired by a fabulous trip to Egypt. We were fortunate to have seen the pyramids and the highlight of our trip was a look at the golden mask of King Tutankhamen. While there, we learned about Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh to rule Egypt. Her architect and lover Senmut had sworn to guild two stone obelisks with sold gold in her honor. However, before he could carry out his plans, they were attacked by Tutmose 111. What happened to the gold became the inspiration for our fictional tale.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Ardis Cole’s mentor, Jane Darvin is a strong woman, veiled in mystery like Queen Hatshepsut. For our main character, Ardis, we wanted a strong woman, but one who is also likeable. Her character arose from our many travels overseas.
Vickie Britton and her sister Loretta Jackson are the author of over forty novels. They have traveled extensively overseas to find settings for their archaeological adventures– the eight-book archaeological Ardis Cole Mystery Series and the Arla Vaughn Pre-Columbian Treasure Series.
The sisters are also authors of the Wyoming Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses.
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