Tutankhamen has been buried in his rocky tomb. But there is a plot to rob the grave of its vast wealth as soon as possible after the funeral. A motley gang of villains have all the skills they need to undertake the crime - the key member of the team is young Paneb, who is small and lithe and the only one who can slip through the tunnel and into the funeral chamber. It's a risky venture, because, if he's caught, the punishment is slow torture and death.
Terry Deary is a publishing phenomenon, best-known for his multimillion selling Horrible Histories series. He began his writing career with fiction for A & C Black; many of his earlier books have been reissued as Black Cats. His other titles include the Tudor Tales series, published in June 2003.