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Flesh of the God A young, untested policeman confronts deceit, treachery, and deadly peril in an ancient and magnificent world Author Lauren Haney dazzles with a spellbinding prequel the first investigation of the brilliant Egyptian, Lieutenant BakA proud officer in the service of Queen Hatshepsut, it was Lieutenant Bak s great misfortune to lead his charioteers in a raid of a house of pleasure frequented by Egyptians of very high station Reassigned for his transgressions, Bak is exiled to Buhen a fortified city in the most desolate part of the Nile valley Barely has he set foot in this nest of vipers when he discovers Nakht, Buhen s capable commandant, slain with a dagger in his breast and Nakht s very beautiful, young wife covered with fresh blood Bak s carefully honed instinct makes him hesitate to condemn the frightened widow Perhaps the man s death was divine retribution for recent offenses directed toward the gods Finding the truth in this terrible place will be as difficult as finding water in the heartless desert that surrounds it while death may be far too easy to come by


About the Author: Lauren Haney

This is a pseudonym for Betty Winkelman.Lauren Haney, a former technical editor in the aerospace and international construction industries, is the author of several ancient Egyptian mysteries featuring Lieutenant Bak She lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and travels to Egypt at every opportunity.Haney s novels have been published in German, English and French, and in the Czech Republic The german editions of her novels have been published unter her real name Betty Winkelman.



10 thoughts on “Flesh of the God

  1. says:

    This tells the background story of Lieutenant Bak and explains how he came to be a policeman As such, it should really have been number one in the series, but here it is number seven A prequel.Lt Bak is sent to the city of Buhen to command Medjay policemen He meets with the commandant and within 24 hours that commandant, an honorable man, is dead, murdered possibly by his beautiful young wife who is found holding his body and covered in his blood Bak is immediately attracted to her and fi This tells the background story of Lieutenant Bak and explains how he came to be a policeman As such, it should really have been number one in the series, but here it is number seven A prequel.Lt Bak is sent to the city of Buhen to command Medjay policemen He meets with the commandant and within 24 hours that commandant, an honorable man, is dead, murdered possibly by his beautiful young wife who is found holding his body and covered in his blood Bak is immediately attracted to her and finds himself unable to believe that one so fair could possibly be guilty of murder.He quickly learns that the commandant was concerned about a scheme he had uncovered to steal the flesh of the god Amon gold He believes that the thief or thieves are responsible for the man s death.In short order, twomen are violently killed and the plot thickens Attempts are made on Bak s life Is he getting too close to the truth He follows every clue, doggedly seeking the truth and hoping that it will clear the name of the woman he has come to love.This is a well plotted and interesting tale, my favorite in the series so far


  2. says:

    The Flesh of the God Amon .is gold.Not so precious as silver or the incredibly rare metal called iron, it is of rare beauty.Men covet it.But it belongs to the crown and the god.And someone is stealing it, somewhere between the convict worked mines and the royal cargo ships intended to take it north to the capital.Haney s evocation of the 18th dynasty, most glorious in the millennias old story of Egypt, is memorable Worth reading if you love Egypt and even if you don t.


  3. says:

    The Beginning of the StoryThis book reveals the beginning Lt Baks story and how he came to be sent to a dusty outpost to begin his work as a policeman A great story.


  4. says:

    Been sitting on my shelf for a long time Oneand the series is done Enjoyed the book truly gave sense of the desert, dry and dusty.


  5. says:

    Good beginning.


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  7. says:

    It seems author Lauren Haney isn t ready to leave Buhen, even though she is transferring Lt Bak closer to the center of Hatshepsut s empire FLESH OF THE GOD is a prequel, Bak s first murder on the frontiers Since the plot centers on gold mining and the gold caravans, it has to be based around Buhen Thus, this is the time when Bak and his police force are first introduced into Buhen, and the Commandant is immediately murdered.My pet peeve in detective stories is when the detective is a suspec It seems author Lauren Haney isn t ready to leave Buhen, even though she is transferring Lt Bak closer to the center of Hatshepsut s empire FLESH OF THE GOD is a prequel, Bak s first murder on the frontiers Since the plot centers on gold mining and the gold caravans, it has to be based around Buhen Thus, this is the time when Bak and his police force are first introduced into Buhen, and the Commandant is immediately murdered.My pet peeve in detective stories is when the detective is a suspect Not only is Bak s whole police force under suspicion one senses a busy slanderous tongue here but the such a darling wife of the Commandant is due to be packed off to the governor s court to be executed for the murder A double whammy that makes no sense except it benefits the murderer in the background Until we got away into the desert, I got no enjoyment from it at all Then we were free of the mean tongues of citizens, and Bak and his men were able to prove themselves by finding the villain


  8. says:

    7 in this ancient Egypt mystery series A proud officer in the service of Queen Hatshepsut, it was Lieutenant Bak s great misfortune to lead his charioteers in a raid of a house of pleasure frequented by Egyptians of very high station Reassigned for his transgressions, Bak is exiled to Buhen a fortified city in the most desolate part of the Nile valley where he put in charge of the police force of Medjays This is a prequel which provides how and why ended up in this frontier post He is u 7 in this ancient Egypt mystery series A proud officer in the service of Queen Hatshepsut, it was Lieutenant Bak s great misfortune to lead his charioteers in a raid of a house of pleasure frequented by Egyptians of very high station Reassigned for his transgressions, Bak is exiled to Buhen a fortified city in the most desolate part of the Nile valley where he put in charge of the police force of Medjays This is a prequel which provides how and why ended up in this frontier post He is unhappy with his posting and wants to return to his former position and post in Thebes His first case is the murder of the town s army commander Good mystery as Bak becomes personally involved as well as earning his spurs


  9. says:

    After a half dozen books about LT Bak and 18th dynasty Egypt the author Lauren Haney throw us a prequel and I didn t have a clue Besides a great mystery, this fills in a tons of facts about Bak and his early development as a policeman.Unfortunately what this means is I have only onebook to read and I m done with the series unless Haney elides to start writing again and I wish she would.


  10. says:

    I am sad to see that there is only onebook in this series Lt Bak is the kind of detective I love to read about He s honourable, good at his job and tenacious So when he has doubts about the obvious culprit in this latest narrative, he begins to search deeper into the life and work of the victim to find a possible alternative.As per usual, the author has blended the mystery and the culture seamlessly into another great volume of one of my favorite series.


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