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By Christine Trent

Undertaker Violet Harper and her husband are attending the long-anticipated beginning of Egypt’s new Suez Canal, which has been masterminded by way of the intense French engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Fireworks, galas, and canal cruises are all a part of the deliberate festivities at stops alongside the way.

Tensions abound around the a number of ecu delegations in attendance. The Prussians, Dutch, French, British, Austrians, and Russians all have political grievances opposed to one another, made worse via inner struggles within Egypt itself.

All of this animosity is forgotten, notwithstanding, in the course of clinking glasses and deafening cheers. that's, till a person dies in an unintended fireplace in the course of a fireworks demonstration…or used to be the blaze set to hide the loss of life of a likely blameless spectator? whilst she isn’t approved to work out to the dressing of the corpse, Violet turns into suspicious.

As made up our minds to get to the evil root of the grisly affair as de Lesseps is to maintain it out of foreign newspapers, Violet starts off her personal sophisticated research and quick realizes that there are extra suspects than there are sails on a royal yacht. was once the homicide as a result political jealousies? Or is a person carrying out a vendetta opposed to the good guy de Lesseps himself? finally, who didn’t have hatred for the French, whose overall mastery of the Suez Canal intended they might be controlling canal transport for the foreseeable destiny?

When one other guy is usually came across murdered, it turns into visible that there are malevolent forces one of the revelers…who will cease at not anything to maintain Violet from studying the truth.

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