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  • Author:
    Brad Geagley
  • ISBN:
    1439124698
  • ISBN13:
    978-1439124697
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster (August 5, 2008)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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    Genre Fiction
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In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees .

In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization it resurrects. At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detective half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior toward the great, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth.

Brad Geagley’s ingenious YEAR OF THE HYENAS presents the beauty and brutality of ancient Egypt in a multi-layered mystery with slight supernatural overtones

Brad Geagley’s ingenious YEAR OF THE HYENAS presents the beauty and brutality of ancient Egypt in a multi-layered mystery with slight supernatural overtones. When the heartbroken Semerket is selected to investigate the murder of a priestess, he steps into tangled web of intrigue in which nearly everyone he meets has an ulterior motive and a personal agenda. Semerket’s investigation leads on a harrowing journey him from Metufer the Ripper Up in the nightmarish House of Purification to an audience with the bewitching Queen Tiya aboard her royal pleasure boat.

Year of the Hyenas: A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt. Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its wonderful detail and feel for the past, and a fast-paced detective story that reads like the best of thrillers.

Year of the Hyenas book. Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power

Year of the Hyenas book. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its wonderful detail and feel for the past, and a fast-paced detective story that reads like the Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that. kingdom's glory and power.

Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that . In "Year of the Hyenas" Geagley presents Semerket, an anti-hero before his time,which happens to be 1153 BC! He's an investigator all right, but an unlikely one.

In "Year of the Hyenas" Geagley presents Semerket, an anti-hero before his time,which happens to be 1153 BC! He's an investigator all right, but an unlikely one. A boozer, Semeket has some good credentials in the investigating business, but drink and women have taken their toll and "down and out" probably best describes him. Still, he's a character that we have no trouble respecting, once the story gets going. It's a murder investigation.

Brad Geagley In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization.

Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization it resurrects.

A Novel of Murder in Ancient Egypt. Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power

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In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event - a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees - as. .

Year of the Hyenas is a brilliant, original, and unique murder mystery, set in ancient Egypt at the height of that kingdom's glory and power. It is at once a strikingly insightful portrait of a mysterious, complex, and sophisticated society, reminiscent of Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings in its wonderful detail and feel for the past, and a fast-paced detective story that reads like the best of twenty-first-century thrillers.From the oldest known court transcripts in history, Egyptologists have long known about the mysterious death of Ramses III, involving intrigue, ambition, greed, and crimes of passion on a huge, though hidden, scale. In Year of the Hyenas, Brad Geagley takes this event -- a struggle that nearly brought ancient Egypt to its knees -- as the backdrop for a story that is every bit as captivating as the distant civilization it resurrects.At the heart of the novel is Semerket, the so-called Clerk of Investigations and Secrets, a detective half-paralyzed by problems of his own, with a reputation for heavy drinking and tactless behavior toward the great, the powerful, and the holy, a kind of Sam Spade of the ancient world, deeply (and dangerously) addicted to the truth. Hard-bitten, deeply flawed, he is retained by the authorities to investigate what is considered an insignificant murder of an elderly, insignificant Theban priestess. They fail to inform him, however, that they don't expect him to solve the case. In fact, they don't want him to.But Semerket is not so easily fooled, and this is hardly an "insignificant" murder. As he delves deeper for the elusive truth, he uncovers a web of corruption so vast that it threatens the life of the last great Pharaoh, Ramses III, and the stability of the kingdom. Even worse, uncovering the conspiracy means more than just putting his own life on the line -- for, unbeknownst to Semerket, his adored ex-wife Naia has fallen afoul of those who would bring down the reign of Ramses, and he soon finds himself having to choose between saving her and saving Egypt....Merging historical fact and speculation with a nail-biting crime story that could be taking place in the present, Year of the Hyenas is a riveting and remarkable achievement.

Anayaron
Wonderful book. For over a year I have been reading all I can about Ancient Egypt, but it is a rare book that keeps me up until 6 am.

This book is exciting, dynamic, and wonderfully written. The main character is complex and well developed as are many secondary characters from many walks of life.

Based around the Harem Conspiracy which led to the murder of Ramses III many of these people are well known, but the fate of Queen Tiye is not, and the author's solution as to her
fate is brilliant.

Since the book was published more recent medical examination of Ramses III shows that his throat was deeply cut and he probably died in the assassination attempt, not later as
speculated here.

Also I have seen no evidence that Queen Tiye was a descendent of royalty as in this book, and she is usually considered a secondary wife of Pharaoh.

However, these are mere quibbles amidst so much splendor.
Vizuru
Brad Geagley’s ingenious YEAR OF THE HYENAS presents the beauty and brutality of ancient Egypt in a multi-layered mystery with slight supernatural overtones. When the heartbroken Semerket is selected to investigate the murder of a priestess, he steps into tangled web of intrigue in which nearly everyone he meets has an ulterior motive and a personal agenda. Semerket’s investigation leads on a harrowing journey him from Metufer the Ripper Up in the nightmarish House of Purification to an audience with the bewitching Queen Tiya aboard her royal pleasure boat. Brad Geagley’s encyclopedic knowledge of ancient Egypt allows him to create a thoroughly convincing world of bazaars, palaces, and prisons in the shadow of the pyramids. Readers who enjoy mysteries with multiple surprises and anyone intrigued with ancient Egypt will find much to enjoy in this tale of intrigue on the banks of the Nile.
Golkis
Enjoyable mystery that takes place in ancient Egypt during the reign of Rameses IV. The detective in this case, Semerket, is more of an anti-hero, out of control with both his drinking and the loss of his wife to another man. Taking on the case of the murder of an elderly priestess in the tomb workers' village distracts Semerket from his woes as he digs deeper and finds this crime reaches into high places, including the temples and palaces of Thebes. Brad Geagley does a good job giving us a sense of life in this far-off time and place, but does not have quite the evocative power that Lynda Robinson and P.E. Doherty show in their detective series set in ancient Egypt. But he's still a fine writer, and I look forward to his next book, set in ancient Babylon.
ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ
Not to be confused with "The Season of the Hyaenas" by PC Doherty. (Hyenas referring to war/ turmoil.) This is another mystery/detective book, quite good. Set in the reign of Ramses III, and having to do with an (I believe) actual plot on his life. It has a sequel, "Day of the False King."

I was surprised to see how many people raved over this book, I didn't think it was THAT great, but as many pointed out, the author didn't throw a lot of history at you, in fact reading it I felt it really could have taken place anywhere, anytime, and he just occasionally remembered to have them refer to appropriage gods or clothing. There was no real sense of "being there." But as a detective story it was a quick fun read.
Morlurne
I really liked this story. Started a little slow but really captured my interest. It's set a little different time, two hundred years after Tutankamun, and a thousand years before Cleopatra. it's only sad that this may be Brad's only Egyptian mystery.
Ghile
I really enjoyed the pace of this book, I liked the flawed character of the main character, and especially enjoyed the "scenery" very deftly described by the author. I found a copy of his second Ancient Egypt mystery and will be reading it soon.
Not-the-Same
I stumbled on this book, and now can hardly wait till a sequel comes out. The protaganist isn't very likable at first, then you realize that he really is an honest man...and not perfect.

The descriptions of the time and place in Egypt were woven into the story, occasionally an author throws more historical information at you and you find yourself distracted from the plot. Geagley weaves a tale and the context without doing the "look at me, look at how much research I've done" interferance.

I particularly liked how he ends the tail, I saw parts of it coming, but not the whole surprise.

Really worth your time if you like mysteries--and historical settings.
Booze sodden, maverick, straight talking, errant detective brought into the case by his straight laced, hen pecked, social climbing brother investigates the murder of a priestess. Gradually unravelling a great conspiracy. After much dead ends and attempts to do him away, our intrepid detective does exactly what you'd except him to do and walks off into the sunset for his next adventure. Throw in a dash of mystical hocus pocus for flavour.