When Yitzy, an ordinary yeshivah kid from Brooklyn of the 1950’s, is stricken with a high fever and other symptoms, the doctors are stumped as to what the illness can be. Desperate for a cure, Yitzi’s father turns to old Mr. Edelstein, a mysterious European refugee, who tells him that there is a medicine that will cure Yitzy of his illness, but it is hidden somewhere in ancient Egypt. To find it, Yitzi and his father must travel back in time to Mitzrayim at the time of the makkos. They have only eight days to find the lifesaving medicine.
In Egypt, father and son enter a world of cruel men who will stop at nothing to hunt down their prey—Yitzy and Papa, who are a threat to their power. The two spend a week fleeing a murderous priest, running from a band of ruthless foreign slaves, and narrowly escaping other dangers. Along the way, they befriend an Ivri boy who acts as their guide, and encounter a majestic Nubian, who rescues them from the clutches of would-be killers.
But as the days pass, the medicine still cannot be found. What will happen to Yitzy and Papa, in this land of the brightest sun…and of the darkest evil?
Find out in West of the Nile, a novel of drama and intrigue for all adventure-loving teens and tweens!