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The Book of Shadows

By Nick Drake

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780060765934, 369pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011


I m glad that Rahotep, the policeman from Nefertiti: The Book of the Dead, has had a second outing. The central figure is the best known Egyptian of them all, Tutankhamun, and Nick Drake has written an engaging and convincing account of this doomed figure and the loyal and dogged Rahotep, the seeker of mysteries . Bookseller (London)

In this gripping central novel in Nick Drake's Egyptian trilogy following the critically-acclaimed Nefertiti savvy detective Rahotep investigates a terrifying plot against the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun a murderous plan, shocking in scope, that threatens to unravel the entire Egyptian empire.

About the Author
Nick Drake is the author of Nefertiti and Tutankhamun, the first two books in the Rahotep detective trilogy. He has published two award-winning collections of poetry, and his play was performed at the National Theater in London. His screenplays include the critically acclaimed Romulus, My Father (starring Eric Bana), which won Best Film at the Australian Film Awards in 2007. He lives in London.