It is the fifth year of the boy king Tutankhamuns reign and things are not going well. Distraught over his own mothers death, he has taken the death of Queen Nefertiti, whom he looked on as a second mother, badly. In fact, there are some who fear for his sanity.

Lord Meren, advisor to the pharaohs, has been able to prove that Nefertiti did not meet a natural death but was deliberately poisoned. He knows that in order to preserve peace and the well being of Tutankhamun, he is going to have to find the killer. Using all of his resources, he launches a search for the murderer. Things take a turn for the worse when a member of his household is killed and his own daughter abducted.

With the investigation on a personal level, Meren enters a netherworld of intrigue and danger, where his hopes rest on the dangerous Anath, Egyptian spy and keeper of secrets. SLAYER OF GODS is an exquisitely detailed story based on historical fact. The reader becomes totally involved in Merens world. (Jun., 256 pp., $23.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg