By Christine Trent

Undertaker Violet Harper and her husband are attending the long-anticipated starting of Egypt’s new Suez Canal, which has been masterminded via the bright 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 numerous ecu delegations in attendance. The Prussians, Dutch, French, British, Austrians, and Russians all have political grievances opposed to one another, made worse through inner struggles within Egypt itself.

All of this animosity is forgotten, although, in the course of clinking glasses and deafening cheers. that's, until eventually a person dies in an unintentional hearth in the course of a fireworks demonstration…or used to be the blaze set to hide the demise of a likely blameless spectator? whilst she isn’t accepted 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 overseas newspapers, Violet begins her personal refined research and quick realizes that there are extra suspects than there are sails on a royal yacht. used to be the homicide end result of the 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 can be chanced on murdered, it turns into noticeable that there are malevolent forces one of the revelers…who will cease at not anything to maintain Violet from researching the truth.

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