When Kit Salter and her friends peek at a famed mummy in a museum chamber, they are shocked to discover rattles and moans coming from the box . . . Inside is an Egyptian stowaway, determined to return a looted scarab and save his village. When the mummy is stolen too, the ensuing adventures puts the children fast on the heels of a villainous East End mob, and right into the heart of the Western Desert. But as the story climaxes in a temple, the villains and Kit find they have underestimated a stronger force - the terrible power of ancient Egypt . . . A fabulous first book in an exciting series set during the Age of Empire. Book Two, The Maharajahs Monkey, is set in India. Book Three, The Book of Bones is set in China. In each story the children will battle to outwit their arch rivals: the ghastly Baker Brothers, collectors linked with slavery and opium running.