The Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha Novel

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"An immensely enjoyable read, richly textured and wonderfully atmospheric."―Sarah Graves

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.

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Jenny White is the author of the Kamil Pasha series: The Sultan’s Sea (a finalist for the Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award), The Abyssinian Proof and The Winter Thief. She is a professor of anthropology at Boston University, specializing in Turkey.

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Nadia May ably carries listeners to nineteenth-century Istanbul in the second of anthropology professor Jenny White's mysteries involving Magistrate Kamil Pasha. In this one, he must solve a complex case involving the smuggling of precious religious artifacts. Woven into the plot is the story of an unusual Christian Abyssinian sect, led by a woman whom Kamil finds strangely alluring. White has cleverly produced a book that will appeal to listeners who love Dan Brown-type plots and those who want accuracy in their historical mysteries. Without using many accents, May infuses the wide range of characters--from a snobbish British official to a Turkish street urchin--with vibrant personalities, and her pacing is spot-on as she guides listeners into Istanbul's back alleys. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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