Tutankhamun : Egypt, 1324 BC. For Rahotep, chief detective in Thebes, life is about to get very complicated. On the shadowy city streets the bodies of several young people are discovered, cryptically mutilated. These brutal acts are destabilizing a ruthless regime. Meanwhile, on the golden throne, Tutankhamun and his brilliant young Queen are faced with bitter political conspiracies. And when his own security is threatened, the King needs an outsider he can trust to track down the traitor. Already perplexed by the Thebes murder investigation, Rahotep receives a mysterious invitation to the Royal Palace. But what he discovers at the dark heart of power will change his life, and put everything he loves at risk . . .