A Cruel Deceit
Author: Lauren Haney
Published: September 1, 2002 by Avon Books
Series Name: A Mystery of Ancient Egypt
Main Character: Lieutenant Bak
Three deaths occur in the capital city of Waset, two in the sacred precinct of Amon and another at the harbor, immersing Lieutenant Bak in an investigation of murder and deception. While an adoring, merrymaking populace celebrates the Beautiful Feast of Opet, the most important religious festival in the land of Kemet, he must seek out a faceless enemy. Secrets of another time and place merge with those of the present. Death threatens every footstep, leading to a final confrontation during the climactic procession of the festival.