The Ape Who Guards the Balance is by Elizabeth Peters. The tenth installment in the Amelia Peabody series. It's 1907 and the Emerson clan is heading back to Egypt for another season of archeology. This season promises to be very boring, as Emerson is stuck in the already excavated tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but the life of an Emerson is never boring. There is an attempt made to kidnap Amelia, an attempt to harm Nefret, and Ramses and David are abducted. It appears the Master Criminal has returned, but what is he really after? Fans of this series will not be disappointed.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content) - MP (mild profanity).