The Roman Empire, AD 108. Emperor Trajan, busy rebuilding Rome, decides to combine a sightseeing tour of Egypt s ancient monuments with an expedition to raid the Nile s vast treasure trove of Greek and Egyptian statuary for the embellishment of his many building projects. For this he needs along his master of imperial ceremonies and statuary, Junilla Rufia, and she won t go anywhere without her son Rufio and he won t leave behind his lover, the noble Quintus. And so the adventurous young men are whisked off to a tour of the exotic land aboard the mighty cruise boat Cleopatra of the Nile in the Emperor s entourage, the Empress Plotina, Hadrian and a few assassins. From the start, a conspiracy headed by the mystery figure called Seth threatens the tourists. But Seth is the god of the desert, of storms, and chaos, so who is the real person behind the impending disaster? It falls to strait-laced Quintus and rambunctious Rufio to discover the dark secret. They face dangers that lurk at every twist and turn of the Nile, not only for Trajan, faced with repeated attempts on his life, but those closest to the boys--Junilla, Rufio s rascally young brother Cato, brave fireman Flaccus, not to forget the divinely talented chef and imperial spy Septimius. Kidnappers, crazed terrorists, deadly snakes, famished crocodiles, evil snake-charmers, lethal acrobats, fire-spitting eels, and the terrors of a long-dead pharaoh s tomb make for an action-packed tale that hurtles Quintus and Rufio along in a hot whirlwind. Can they survive the wrath of Seth? Find out in this steamy-hot, erotic illustrated sequel to The Satyr of Capri.