Long Road Out Of Ur
Joel Thimell, author
Something is rotten in Mesopotamia. A troublesome priest has been murdered; the pagan New Year's rites were defiled; a royal tomb is robbed; and a would-be grifter, Lot, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. His father, grandfather and cousin are each likely suspects and Lot doesn't know who he can trust. Everybody thinks he knows where the loot is hidden and somebody wants it all--even if it's over Lot's dead body. Lot's comical attempts to con his way out of danger only entangle him deeper and deeper in a web of greed, betrayal and murder. From the fashionable society of Susa through the murky waters of the Great Swamp to the stone huts of Elam, Lot tries to run but he can't hide. Searching for any way out, he battles evil giants, fake princesses and blood-thirsty pirates but his greatest struggle is finding himself.