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The Abyssinian Proof

A Kamil Pasha Novel

Kamil Pasha Novels


Jenny White (Author, Boston University)

Overview | Inside the Book

"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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33372-5
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 400 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Kamil—smart, brave, and compassionate—proves an appealing sleuth.... White clearly knows her period and place.” — Publishers Weekly

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