I consider this author one of best I have read most of the books several times. Also those written under the named Barbara Micheal which have a paranormal the Gothic romance.
I have read this book several times and it always a joy to spend time with Amelia Peabody and her family. This satire at its best. The British have retaken a portion of the Sudan where Emerson has wanted to explore for a long time. Amelia plans to leave Ramses in Cairo. Plans go wrong and he is with them on the trip. Before leaving home the Peabody s receive a map and request to find Willy Forth who disappeared in the Sudan earlier. Arrving in the Sudan they learn the map is correct and Willy Forth did sent it. With a few men and ailing camels the Peabodys go into the desert seaching for the lost oasis. What will they find?