When Dan and Amy travel to Egypt with their au pair Nellie, danger arrives all too soon. Theo Cotter, a handsome museum curator and grandson of Grace's close friend Hilary Cotter, double-crosses them to try to steal the Sakhet after he helped them retrieve it. Irina Spasky tries to steal their... read more
Amy and Dan head for Egypt to find a clue hidden by Ekaterina founder, Katherine Cahill. They were tailed by Irina Spasky, but escape to a store with an Egyptian goddess statue, the Sakhet. There, a man, Theo Cotter, shows up and convinces them it's a fake. Discouraged, they go back to... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Amy and Dan head for Egypt to find a clue hidden by Ekaterina founder, Katherine Cahill. They were tailed by Irina Spasky, but escape to a store with an Egyptian goddess statue, the Sakhet. There, a man, Theo Cotter, shows up and convinces them it's a fake. Discouraged, they go back to Nellie.
They go to the Hotel Excelsior and find the Ekaterina Stronghold. They find three Sakhets and get trapped by Bae Oh, who is the hotel's owner. As they escape, one of Grace's friends, Hilary Vale, takes them to her house. She gives them items from Grace and they find out Theo is Hilary's grandson. They head for an Egyptian temple and get trapped by Irina and Theo.
After Amy and Dan had escaped, they are trapped again by Jonah Wizard, who leaves them on a deserted island on the Nile. After Jonah left them, they are chased by a crocodile across the island, but are saved by a local fisherman. They find out Theo and Hilary Cotter tricked them to get their hands on the Sakhet that Grace left for Amy and Dan.
After an unsuccessful attempt to find the clues under the Nile river with Alistair, Amy and Dan find something leading them back to Cairo. After arriving, they find a store which Grace once visited. The store owner, Sami, gives them a Senet board. After opening the puzzle, they identified their clue, Myrrh.
It ends with the stronghold getting destroyed by the Madrigals.
“"Greetings, youngsters," says Alistair nervously. "Greetings, weasel," answers Dan.”Alistair and Dan
“Irina had wanted to say, I too have known such grief. But she didn't. She wanted to say, I walked the streets of Moscow like a ghost. I lost my soul, I lost my heart. She wanted to say, They think that grief is noisy, Grace. They think you'll cry and wail. But I know that grief is silent as snow. I too have lost a child. She said none of those things.”Irina in her memory
“The past was the past. Except here she was in Egypt, and everywhere she turned, the very air seemed to whisper that the past was very much alive...”Irina in her thoughts
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