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This novel fastens on one of these pieces. When Constantinople fell there was a huge amount of slaughter and pillage by the Ottomans. There are some doubts about what happened to the Christian Emperor, Constantius. It is said that he was killed in battle but some accounts suggest otherwise. During much of World War II Nazis occupied Greece. The Greeks put up a torrid resistance to this occupation. On the island of Lesbos two resistance fighters came onto a cache of objects that could turn history on its head. But the cache is re-buried until at last the two fighters, now in their eighties, must face the question of whether to reveal their find. Bertrand McAbee is a PI residing in the heart of the Mississippi Valley in Davenport, Iowa.
A former college professor of classics, he has been in the PI business for ten years. He has a knack for getting involved in situations that mushroom into particularly difficult and dangerous cases. At the deathbed request of one of these Greek resistance fighters, McAbee is asked to go to Mt. Athos in Greece, the monastic center of the Orthodox Church, and speak with the other resistance fighter about the cache found years back in Lesbos. After he consents to do so he will encounter an extraordinary set of deadly obstacles as he confronts a historical dilemma.
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By Ryan on 12-21-15
Slow start but builds to an amazing journey
What did you love best about A Byzantine Case?
History and lore sprinkled into a modern tale that blended terrifically.
Which scene was your favorite?
Its not one scene, but all that take place on Mt Athos.
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