WHAT? Are you tell me, Joanne that we are reading a book that from a series based on the Amelia Peabody. So no wander I have got confuse about the primary characters. I have never read the first book in the series, which is where I would have be introduces to the primary characters. Some books introduces alittle about each of the primary characters in each of the author's series books. But Elizabeth Peters does not do that. What is Suzanne is thinking of getting us to read a book that in the middle of a series. I just can't believe that you will do this to us. Well, I'm not going to ever try to read any more of this book. But I will read the FIRST of the SERIES one day, when there are no mystery books to read. Thank you joanne.