Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word"Murder"before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelias name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassinsomeone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. After discovering a terse note clearly meant for Emerson"Where were you?"pushed under their door, Amelia knows that only one person can be that "someone": the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos.