The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog - Elizabeth Peters After finding the Lost City of Gold and returning to England with Neferet in [b:The Deeds of the Disturber|32139|The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, #5)|Elizabeth Peters|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1168345819s/32139.jpg|2176252], Amelia and Emerson return to Egypt for a winter of excavation. Both Ramses and Neferet remain in England, leaving Emerson and Amelia a chance to get frisky without little eyes watching their every move. Well that was the plan anyway. Immediately upon reaching Cairo, Amelia and Emerson are besieged with attempts on one or the others life. When they are finally successful and Emerson is kidnapped, Amelia is beside herself with worry and with the help of Silas Vandergelt sets out to rescue Emerson. Of course she is successful but with a slight setback...Emerson has amnesia and cannot remember the last 13 years of his life - yes that is the time that he met and married Amelia. She sets out to help him remember their exciting courtship and life but of course, the attempts on their lives do no stop so it's another rousing adventure in merry old Egypt.

I can't say enough about this series. It's simply wonderful entertainment! Amelia is one of those strong females who is definitely out of place in the 1800s; Emerson is bold, loud and given the time period, very romantically inclined; and Ramses is the funniest character of them all. Despite the danger, I laughed out loud at his epistles (letters to Dearest Mamma and Pappa).