It was for the lovely Sylvia Shane that Julian decided to set out on his quest, but it was the fascinating, dangerous Princess Oonas Shahamalek who delayed his departure. The quest was for the treasure of Cambyses, buried for more than two thousand years.  It led Julian to a night in the Tomb of the Sacred Bulls in Alexandria; to an encounter with white slavers and dope runners outside of Cairo; to a voyage up the Nile where death waited for them. It ended in the Libyan desert, five hundred miles from civilisation.