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Title
The abyssinian proof
Author
Jenny B. White
format
Hardback
Publisher
W&N
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080214

Constantinople, May 1453. In the dying days of the Byzantine empire, as 7000 armed men prepare to defend the city against the might of the Ottoman Turks, Isaak and his family are entrusted with a purple velvet bundle. Inside is a silver reliquary carved with the figure of a weeping angel and an inscription: Behold the Proof of Chora, Container of the Uncontainable. The daughter asks her father 'What's inside?' He replies 'This contains the proof of God'.

In Istanbul in 1887, the local magistrate, Kamil Pasha, is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches that, within days, appear for sale in Europe. In addition, there has been a series of murders in which the bodies bear the mark of angels wings. Could this be connected to the rumours of an ancient cult, the mythical text link between Christianity and Islam. His search takes him deep into the cisterns and tunnels of old Istanbul, to a deadly rivalry, possible love and a personal revelation about his father's past.

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Jenny White is a tenured professor of anthropology at Boston University, specializing in Turkish studies. She's written monographs on 20th-century politics and has been studying the Islamic party that recently won the elections in Turkey. Her book on that party became required reading in the State Department.

In writing a thoroughly enjoyable and gripping crime novel Jenny White also makes a serious point about today's politics and invites us to think.
THE SCOTSMAN - Alan Massie

a compelling thriller; bold characters seize an adventure occasionally tinged with melancholy, while White's anthropological heritage floods her brisk investigation with colourful detail.
FINANCIAL TIMES - James Urquhart

Intrigue, murder and betrayal are rife in this stylish detective thriller.
GLASGOW EVENING TIMES

An exciting read
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

a fascinating picture of Istanbul... The 19th-century city is vividly drawn... [Kamil Pasha] is an appealing hero.
HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

Type
BOOK
Edition
Hardback original
Keyword Index
Reliquaries, Byzantine - Fiction.|Theft of relics - Turkey - Istanbul - Fiction.|Istanbul (Turkey) - History - Siege, 1453 - Fiction.|Istanbul (Turkey) - History - 19th century - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
344

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