Armed with the certainty that Queen Nefertiti did not die of the plague but was murdered with poison, Lord Meren is hot on the trail of her killer. His investigation leads him from the Egyptian countryside to the mysterious tombs of the dead kings, entangling him in a conspiracy so treacherous he fears for his life. Meanwhile, back at the palace, a mourning King Tutankhamun grows more distraught each day the murderer, hidden within a network of subordinates, agents, & slaves, goes uncaptured. Desperate, Meren looks to the one person who can help him bring the assassin to justice, & appease the pharaoh. She is Anath, the fabled Eyes of Babylon, a mistress of secrets with a mind as incisive as Lord Meren's, who may--or may not--prove trustworthy.