As they have so many times before, Carla Day and her Egyptologist father are visiting the museum--and the ancient coffin lid he discovered years ago--when a fellow museum-goer falls to the floor, choking. Dr. Day rushes to pry off the poor man's tie, but instead of getting praise, he gets charged with murder by strangulation--and accused of faking Alzheimer's.
The charges are dropped when it's learned that the museum-goer isn't dead, but comatose. And when he vanishes, Carla begins to suspect that her father's faulty memory may be the only link between a millennia-old Egyptian death and a present-day California one.
"Clever and poignant . . . The puzzle intrigues and the characters come to life."-- Richmond Times-Dispatch
"[An] acerbic, funny, insightful voice."-- The Boston Globe
"A cleverly designed whodunit [with an] unnerving shocking final confrontation."-- Midwest Book Review