The Falcon at the Portal is by Elizabeth Peters. The eleventh book in the Amelia Peabody series. This installment is set in 1911 and David and Lia are married and on their honeymoon. As the rest of the Emerson clan packs to head for Egypt, they discover that forgeries are beginning to turn up in Europe and they are supposedly being sold by David. The family must rally to protect David's good name. As they search for the forger, mysterious accidents begin to occur at their new dig, someone is shooting at Amelia, and an American girl who has been chasing Ramses turns up dead at their site. Not only is this book action packed, but things begin to really move in the relationship between Ramses and Nefret that we have all seen coming.
Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content) - MP (mild profanity).