The Ape Who Guards the Balance

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The Ape Who Guards the Balance begins in 1907 in England where Amelia is attending a suffragettes' rally outside the home of Mr. Geoffrey Romer of the House of Commons. It seems Romer is one of few remaining private collectors of Egyptian antiquities, and series of izarre events at the protest soon embroil Amelia in grave personal danger. Suspecting that the Master Criminal, Sethos, is behind their problems, the Emerson Peabody 's hasten to Egypt to continue their studies in the Valley of Kings where they soon acquire a papyrus of the Book of the Dead.

As with past seasons, however, their archaeological expedition is interrupted. The strangle body of th oman is found in the Nile. Ramses, Radcliffe, and Amelia all have their theories as to the origin of the crime, but their own lives might oon be at stake if the cult of Thoth and their ancient book is, obviously, involved.
Year of the Publication
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Number of Pages
464
Original Title of the Book
The Ape Who Guards the Balance
Publication Date
Published May 1st 1999 by Avon (first published 1998

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Magnificent.June 2017: It is odd to be reading anothe one amid the later Amelia Peabodys ( Peabodies?) but gosh is this one good!

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I too enjoyed his series years ago.

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I just go with the flowin and enjoy the overall effect.

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In fact, this concern with social justice and the rights of women is one of the factors contributing to thi ook 's received its name: I dored the bantering in the irst 40 or so pages: “ I suspect, owever, that what puts her off is the reason that your ather is inclined to call me Amelia only when he is vexed with me.

27) After that, both the nove and the banter tiresome.

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Just finished an audio re-read of this.

But for me, he series is all about the characters, and I love where they are at he nd of the ook.

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I njoy the way Ramses thoroughly understands his parents.

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