When Egyptologist April Tanner is asked to translate the hieroglyphs on an ancient ring, she is unwittingly drawn into a world of danger and intrigue. Her colleague, Dr. Peter Scherril, believes the glyphs will lead to a treasure hidden nearly two thousand years ago by an Egyptian named Remaliha. The problem is the glyphs don’t make sense.
A week after Peter is killed in a suspicious car crash, the ring shows up in April’s mail. She vows to decipher the artifact’s code and figure out why someone wanted Peter dead. Her inquisitions put her in the path of dashing archaeologist Nathan Hayes and his mysterious friend James Reddingham. Nathan invites April to join his expedition near Luxor.
Once she arrives in Egypt, April aggressively pursues her investigation of the ring. But soon she suspects the motives of both Nathan and James and finds herself dodging thieves and assassins at every turn. In the end, uncovering the secrets of the ring could lead to Remaliha’s treasure . . . or April’s own tomb.
Mystery, history, murder and mayhem! And an ancient treasure hunt. April Tanner’s life changes forever when her boyfriend Egyptologist Dr. Peter Scherril dies in a car accident. But was it foul play? April begins to wonder when Peter sends her the Ring of Ramaliha, a giant ruby with hieroglyphics, and a mysterious note. Mason crafts deep characters and a complex conflict that will draw you in.– Zeigler
Over all the story line was fast paced, the plot intricate yet believable, and the characters well developed. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes clean books with action, adventure, and a smidgen of romance. This book would also appeal to those who enjoy YA books.– Kindle Customer
Whoa! Did not expect some of the twist and turns that this book took. Loved it!– Tory Salisbury
This book has it all. Within 24 hours of downloading I had read the whole thing. With an exotic Egyptian setting and the spunky April Tanner there isn’t a dull page. The plot twists kept me guessing until the final chapter. Super loved this book!!– Kelly Nelson, Author
Melanie Mason takes us on an Indian Jones-like experience following April Tanner—an independently strong woman and famed Egyptologist—as she unravels the mystery of Remaliha’s treasure. Mason parallels the twists and turns of this treasure hunt with April’s personal inner journey of healing and finding the courage to trust again. Mason does a wonderful job of weaving Egyptian history with a fast-paced adventure.– Amy Martinsen