Sydney Fox takes off on another archaeological adventure!
After Life and Death When an old friend of Sydney's, Bruce Farrows, is framed for plundering the tomb of Thutmose III and pocketing the Pharaoh's legendary diamond, Sydney and Nigel jet off to Cairo to chase down the real tomb raider. The theft of the gem, believed to have fallen from the sky inside a meteor, lures mercenary Avery Ko, an unscrupulous rival Relic Hunter, from the shadows. The trail leads them all to Amsterdam, where the stone is to be cut and sold to the highest bidders. But Sydney, Nigel and Bruce discover that the rock is not a diamond after all, and if cut by laser it will unleash an inexplicable force that could cause major destruction - just as the tomb's mysterious hieroglyph described.! Nine Lives Elizabeth Ruckeyser (special guest star Rena Mero), the curator of New York's Crawford institute, summons Sydney and Nigel to the Big Apple to track down the sacred statue of the cat goddess Mafdet, a priceless, ancient Egyptian relic that Sydney found and returned once before. An age-old curse oh the golden figurine, on loan from Cairo, claims that anyone who steals it will die by the claws of the cat. The hunt delves into Manhattan's underground ring of art thieves and fencers, turning up dead body after deal body - all covered with mysterious thrash marks. Is the cat goddess Mafdet seeking revenge, or is someone of flesh and blood fulfiling the ancient prophesy? And who would risk such peril - supernatural or otherwise - to get their claws oh the piece?