A Jacqueline Kirby Novel of Suspense
By Elizabeth Peters
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061999390, 240pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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What lies beneath . . .
At first, Jean Suttman thought she had died and gone to heaven when she was granted the opportunity to study in Rome. But the body thats lying in the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithrathe murdered corpse of a repulsive and disliked fellow studentis far from her idea of heavenly. Now shes truly frightened, and not just because small accidents seem to be occurring around her with disturbing regularity. Its the ever-increasing certainty that someone, for some unknown reason, is ruthlessly determined to do her harm. Jeans innocent underground excursion into a sacred pagan place has trapped her in something dark and terrifying, and even the knowledge that practical, perceptive fellow American Jacqueline Kirby is on the case wont ease her fears. Because theres only so far Jean Suttman can run . . . and no escape for her except death.
Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. She was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1998. In 2003, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malice Domestic Convention. She lives in a historic farmhouse in western Maryland.