Scorpion Scheme

Death and danger on the Nile

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Pharaohs’ tombs. Ancient myths. Modern-day murder.

Dr. Hope Sze doesn’t need a free trip to Egypt.

She can’t afford the flight to Cairo, or the cruise down the Nile, so she’d keep studying in Canada—except her fiancé, Dr. John Tucker, yearns to patrol the pyramids and confront the curse on King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

So when a company offers them both a free stay in Cairo in exchange for a month’s work in an emergency department, Tucker lobbies for a pre-honeymoon in the Valley of Kings and Queens, investigating the windswept temple of Hatshepsut, or scuba diving in the Red Sea.

Instead, within 90 minutes of arrival, Hope drops to her knees outside the Grand Egyptian Museum, desperate to save a now-comatose 87-year-old Johannesburg man who’d raved about Kruger and treasure after receiving a nail through his skull.

Hope usually ignores the ranting triggered by a severe head injury, but Tucker fixates on their one chance at the legendary Kruger Millions, a rumoured fortune that many believe lies secretly stowed somewhere in South Africa.

Since Tucker and Hope’s combined student debt load totals almost half a million dollars, Tucker can’t pass up the possibility of $500,000,000 in buried gold.

Hope launches into her first mystery based in a birthplace of human civilization.

Where the evil god Set battled righteous Horus and Isis in an 80-year war.

Where Antony fell in love with Cleopatra.

Where Hope and Tucker must outwit, or fall prey, to a ruthless criminal mastermind.


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Series: Hope Sze medical mystery, Book 8
Genres: Medical mystery, Mystery, Travel
Tags: Hope Sze, medical mystery, mystery, Recommended Books
Publisher: Windtree Press
Publication Year: 2020
ISBN: 9781927341841
List Price: 20.99
eBook Price: 5.99
"Bursting with murder, medicine, and mythology."
“Scorpion Scheme is top-notch historical crime fiction with a fabulous kick-ass female protagonist. The kind of book that you just can’t put down. Scorpion Scheme is Robin Cook meets D.J. McIntosh’s fabulous Mesopotamian trilogy but it delivers a stingingly good tale all on its own steam.”
“ER meets Homeland in a frenetic Egyptian adventure. Melissa Yi’s Dr. Hope Sze turns her medical crimefighting into an international incident. Terrorism, tombs, sarcasm, and sex.”
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