Ribbons of Death is not your typical novel. The Egyptian aspect is spot-on—a crucial element for a novel like this—but what really makes this novel stand out is the complex cast of individuals that make up the story - and unpredictable characters make for a much more interesting read. Author Edita A. Petrick has created characters that are full of depth and create a wonderful tension that anchor the sweeping narrative. There is also plenty of action keeps the storyline engaging. Of course this is an area that has been written about in many ways, but this particular novel gives the reader a real sense of adventure and suspense.