The Eye of Osiris

The Eye of Osiris

by Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald

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Overview

Disturbing the dead is never a good idea. Stealing from the dead is an even worse idea. But opening the door to the wizardry of the Rosicrucian Order with ill-gotten spoils from the sands of Egypt -- that is definitely the road to hell.

Unsuspecting beneficiaries of a sacred Egyptian papyrus had no idea that this gift was the result of an unholy theft. Proudly displayed in the Rosicrucian Egyptian museum, the meanings within the papyrus's text had already taken hold. Bringing destruction to the thieves was just the beginning. Collateral damage was unavoidable.

It all seemed to culminate on the eve of March 14, while many of the leaders of the Rosicrucian Order were celebrating at a costume gala in the Santa Cruz mountains. Held at an elaborate mansion down the road from the enormous Cat statues off Highway 17, guests anticipated a great adventure. Dressed in Egyptian costumes, they were taken to the mansion on chariots driven by muscular men wearing scanty Egyptian slave costumes. Not since the filming of "Cleopatra" had such an elaborate depiction of Egyptian life been seen.

Could Pyramid power be what fueled the evil that moved from Egypt to the Rosicrucian Temple in San Jose, California and up into the edifice named the "Pyramid Building" in San Francisco? Old as time itself, the motives for this lamentable theft that stirred the evil, were greed and lust for power.

Consequence or curse? Semantics no longer mattered to the occupants of Suite 4800 in the Transamerica "Pyramid" Building. When employees of the law offices of McCormick, Redding and Patton fell victims to Egyptian sacrificial rituals, they were defenseless. No legal writ could protect them against the powers that had been unleashed.

Partner Jim Patton was unpopular but no one expected that his karma would cut him down in such a grisly fashion. SFPD's main suspect was Moriah Maizon who'd worked for Jim many years and appeared to have motive and opportunity. But they were a little short on the means since he appeared to have been executed by a rare Egyptian knife.

Incarceration is no way to celebrate a twenty million dollar inheritance. However, this proved to be Moriah's luckiest moment because as she slept restlessly in her cell, the Egyptian sacrificial ritual continued its rampage through San Francisco.

Clearly, madness was no new plateau for this killer whose victims showed no signs of struggle. No human could possibly be that quick nor that cunning, concluded many of the Bay area citizens. Encrypted with bloody, mysterious messages, the trail again led to the Rosicrucian Order.

When the bodies started piling up, Lt. Mendoza and all San Franciscans were hoping it was the work of a serial killer because the thought that a supernatural force was committing these executions was much too unsettling. Finally, Lt. Mendoza had to unearth the question that plagued everyone's mind, "Is this the work of a supernatural power or super intelligent madman?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432736484
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/19/2010
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Eye of Osiris 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
welchdesign More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story - Could not put it down! I was first attracted to the title of this book. Secrets of the Egyptians have always  piqued by curiosity. The story moves very fast and it’s easy to relate to the characters.  Many of the characters are Hispanic and Moriah, the main character seems to be  going through some sort of reinvention of her Mexican-American self. Set in San Francisco during the late ‘80s, the author creates a good sense of that  ambiance. Moriah is working for a horrible boss, almost everyone can relate to that,  then something crazy happens and everyone’s world is turned upside down. Suddenly, The Rosicrucian Order, a group headquartered in San Jose, California; are  suspect in several ritualistic murders whose victims are painted with an Egyptian eye. Like a lot of stories that deal with ancient curses, the message it gives is that what  goes around comes around. Basically, what I liked the most about this book was the  down to earth characters, their funny lines and the suspense. This is part of a trilogy  and I’m anxious to find out what happens next to Moriah and her clan. Super great  read!
yw20 More than 1 year ago
I have been to San Francisco many times and loved it. It is such a beautiful city. This story brought back many memories. But I really loved the characters and especially loved hating the first murder victim who was analyzed as a type of "Dorian Gray" sociopath. I really identified with the main character Moriah because she worked hard and attained what she needed. She reminded me of myself. I also love reminiscing about the 1980's--it was a good time for many. I also didn't realize they had an Egyptian museum in San Jose, nor did I know much about Los Gatos. Now, I can't wait to go back to the Bay area. I really enjoyed reading The Eye of Osiris.
magnamglorium More than 1 year ago
It was a great read. Walking down the 80's memory lane in the streets of San Francisco was a lot of fun. Especially so if you ever lived there. From the description of the homeless woman who wore paper bags for shoes, I know the writer spent a lot of time there because I remember that woman. I used to have a really close friend that I spent a lot of time with going out to clubs there. I really miss her. I've never spent time in San Jose nor Los Gatos, but now I'd really like to go there and maybe see some mummies. Most mystery buffs and people who like Egyptology would like this story. Also a lot of San Franciscans would like the historical information. I think a lot of people will enjoy this story. Hope there is a sequel G. Grimes
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