Eight for Eternity (John the Lord Chamberlain Mysteries)

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In January 532 mobs ruled Constantinople, capital of the Roman Empire. Against a murderous backdrop lit by raging fires, John, Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, must find those seeking to use the Nika Riots to dethrone the emperor. But are the ringleaders still in the city -- or even alive? Porphyrius, the most famous charioteer of his time, may know more than he tells about the mysterious disappearance of two men under imperial guard. What roles are a pair of brothers with a distant claim on the throne playing? Does a headstrong young girl hold the key to the mystery? With the fate of the empire at stake, will General Belisarius and his armed troops side with the rioters or remain loyal to Justinian? To some the riots portend the end of the empire, to others the end of the world itself. John must untangle a web of intrigue in a city where death holds court at every corner before the escalating violence in the streets removes all hope of finding those he seeks.

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The husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer began writing together in 1992. After publishing several short stories in anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, their first full length novel appeared in 1999.

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This is the eighth historical mystery in the series featuring John the eunuch, Chamberlain to Justinian in sixth-century Byzantium. In this adventure, John investigates the murders of rioters who had earlier survived the hangman's noose. The authors convincingly convey the terror of being in a city under attack by an enraged mob. Simon Prebble presents the drama in a rich, well-tempered voice, bringing credibility and sensitivity to the action. Each character is well articulated, and Prebble's spare delivery allows events to unfold naturally. Prebble depicts a worthy hero, both brave and wise. We want to meet him again. D.L.G. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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