By Lauren Haney
The Gods blessed Lieutenant Bak, head of the Medjay police, with a unprecedented brilliance -- that is why he's the single to whom his commander turns in a time of want. The explorer Minnakht has vanished into the significant and cruel Egyptian wilderness -- or even has strayed perilously just about Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut’s well-guarded turquoise mines -- and prior to Bak sails north on a brand new task he's to search out the lacking guy. yet evil is touring with him and his Medjays within the caravan they accompany eastward. a person -- or anything -- is accountable for the unusual rash of deaths that's quickly thinning the numbers in their fellow tourists. an easy look for a lacking adventurer turns into a twisted knot of treachery and blood -- person who threatens to strangle the lifestyles from Bak and his males and go away them buried for all eternity underneath the blistering sands.
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The sergeant knew Bak very well. ” “Minnakht has been missing for two long months. ” “Now we’ve come upon a dead man. ” Amonmose hefted his goatskin waterbag, checking to be sure it was full. He was not wearing his usual cheerful smile. “We plan to travel northeast, following a series of wadis A PATH OF SHADOWS 51 through the desert mountains. ” Amonmose’s face lit up. “If that’s the case, why don’t you come with us? ” Bak liked the suggestion. To travel with User’s caravan would answer two of his needs.
I was born to a tribe that dwells many days’ walk to the north. ” “While a boy, I was servant to a man who wished above all things to ﬁnd gold. Each cool season he explored the Eastern Desert, trekking farther to the south than the year before. ” “As an outsider . ” Bak paused, not wanting to rub natron into what might well be an open sore. ” Senna’s smile was bitter. ” A distant whistle sounded off to the left, drawing Bak’s attention. Kaha or Nebre assuring him and their fellow Medjays that all was well with them.
Bak bade him goodbye and watched him walk away. He rather liked the man, but his tale of a ﬁshing ﬂeet so far from any town or city stretched the imagination. Chapter 3 Bak awoke to the harsh braying of one of his donkeys. Two others answered from the direction of the well. The lord Re had not yet peered over the horizon, but pale yellow streaks rising above the ridge to the east heralded the god’s ascension from the netherworld. Bak rose from his thin sleeping mat, yawned, and stretched. The night had been too short.