By Lauren Haney
The Gods blessed Lieutenant Bak, head of the Medjay police, with a unprecedented brilliance -- that's why he's the only to whom his commander turns in a time of want. The explorer Minnakht has vanished into the substantial and cruel Egyptian wilderness -- or even has strayed perilously as regards to Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut’s well-guarded turquoise mines -- and prior to Bak sails north on a brand new project he's to find the lacking guy. yet evil is touring with him and his Medjays within the caravan they accompany eastward. a person -- or whatever -- is liable 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 -- one 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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From the resentful expression on the nomad’s face, Bak guessed he was the one selected to take the body back to Kaine. Beyond the trio, Dedu had begun to issue orders, setting his kinsmen to their tasks. A distant movement drew Bak’s glance up the secondary wadi. He spotted Nebre’s tall, slim ﬁgure, returning from the nomad camp at a good fast pace. As soon as User and the nomad spread out a sheet in which to roll the body, he hurried eastward to meet the Medjay, preferring to speak with him alone than to air his suspicions to all the world.
Kaha, kneeling at the dead man’s feet, ran his ﬁnger around the edge of a sole. “These are almost new and show no sign of wear. ” Bak studied the lifeless face, wondering exactly who this man was and why he had come into the desert alone. If he had not left the print, who had? Another man traveling alone? ” Nodding his understanding, the Medjay rose to his feet. ” Inclined to agree, Bak looked thoughtfully at User’s camp, which was in a state of disarray. About half the donkeys were loaded, while the rest awaited water jars and supplies with the enduring patience of most beasts of burden.
Bak stood with Senna and Psuro, watching the solitary donkey and drover plod south down the main wadi, taking the body of the unknown man to Kaine. It would be a long, hot trek for man and beast, but the rations token Bak had supplied, assuring a generous reward upon presentation to the nearest garrison quartermaster, should partly make up for so unpleasant a trek. ” Senna asked. A PATH OF SHADOWS 53 Offering a silent prayer that drover and donkey would have a safe journey, Bak turned to the guide.
A Path of Shadows by Lauren Haney