Who killed the fabulously beautiful Queen Nefertiti? With vivid detail and an uncanny sense of time and place, Lynda S. Robinson's series of acclaimed historic mysteries breathes life into the forgotten enigmas and lost splendors of King Tut's Egypt. Now Tut's elegant and ruthless advisor, Lord Meren, returns in his fifth adventure: a spellbinding quest for the truth about Queen Nefereti, fallen prey to the unknown...For all her bejewled beauty and warm wisdom, and despite all her dreams for her glorious Egypt, beloved Nefertiti is dead. Lord Meren not only suspects homicide, but is certain the culprit must be a personage of high power at court.Shrewd Meren knows that the pharaoh has more than his share of burdens ruling a kingdom in turmoil; he does not need the specter of royal murder added to the load. And so the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh, as the powerful Meren is called, elects to pursue his investigation of Nefertiti's death under the dark cloak of secrecy.From the start, the Eyes and Ears of Pharaoh is rendered blind and deaf at every turn. When he wants to question the queen's cook, she disappears. When he seeks the steward, the man is conveniently killed. But with the help of his keen-witted son and a fearless Greek pirate, as well aas some purloined papyri; progress is made.As court mysteries mount, Meren's agitqated behavior spurs the king's distrust. Worse yet, the beleagured councillor is suddenly beset with scandal and calamity at every turn.Accused of treason, seduction, and attempted regicide, Meren must ferret out the unscrupulous villain who plots his downfall. Snared in a venemous trap, he will parry and thrust, flee and fight. At chariot'swheel and glided throne, at dagger's edge and bowman's site, he will battle for honor and retribution. Most of all, he will not cease until he discovers the identity of the drinker of blood...the person who murdered Nefertiti.