Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha Novel

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Constantinople, May 1453. In the dying days of the Byzantine Empire, Isaak Metochites and his family are entrusted with a silver reliquary carved with the figure of a weeping angel and the inscription: Behold the Proof of Chora, Container of the Uncontainable. Four hundred years later, magistrate Kamil Pasha is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches and a series of murders in which the bodies bear the same distinctive mark. Sources lead Kamil to a hidden sect descended from Abyssinian slaves living in an abandoned cistern in Istanbul's gritty underworld. The reemergence of the forgotten reliquary sets off a brutal race between those sworn to protect it and those who will stop at nothing to gain its explosive secret.

Author: Jenny White
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 02/01/2009
Pages: 412
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.50w x 1.10d
ISBN13: 9780393333725
ISBN10: 0393333728
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Mystery & Detective | Historical