This is Agnes Wilkins debut season and already shes attracting the attention of one of Englands most eligible and desirable men: Lord Showalter. Hes been quite forward about his intentions and Agnes finds this at once thrilling and terrifying. He is handsome and wealthy and has this quirky interest in helping England amass the worlds finest collection of Egyptian artifacts. It could be a good matchbut everything Agnes knows about courtship and high society romance comes from A. Lady novels, and it seems to be a rule that men who are too good to be true are usually hiding something. But, what Showalter is hiding is not crumbling finances or boarish behavior. He is deceiving the whole British Empire. He is spy working for Napoleon, his orders smuggled into London in Egyptian artifactslike the one Agnes pockets while at a mummy unwrapping party at Showalters home. Her innocent interest in this trinket (and childish need to keep it) jump starts a chain of events that bring out dangerous characters, dangerous circumstances, and the biggest danger of alltrue love. Jennifer Bradburys knack for suspense and adventure make this an amazingly rich, wildly compelling and utterly fascinating novel about the secrets in and out of a mummys tomb. Keep your wits and trust your heart.

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