The Abyssinian Proof: A Kamil Pasha Novel

By Jenny White
Read by Nadia May

The Kamil Pasha Series: Book 2

12.80 Hours 01/01/2008 unabridged
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The Ottoman Empire is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches. Within days, the lost objects appear for sale in Europe. Among them is a reliquary presumed lost for four hundred years and around which an elaborate, mysterious sect has grown. In Istanbul, magistrate Kamil Pasha is under pressure to break the smuggling ring amid rising tensions between Christians and Muslims. He confronts a mysterious adversary who will stop at nothing to get the reliquary first. With the Balkans aflame and Kamil’s personal life in upheaval, the search into the old neighborhoods where Istanbul’s crime rings reside may cost Kamil not only his position, but also his life. The Abyssinian Proof re-creates the gritty underworld of a dying empire in a time of distrust and turmoil.

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Summary

Summary

The Ottoman Empire is plagued by thefts of antiquities from mosques and churches. Within days, the lost objects appear for sale in Europe. Among them is a reliquary presumed lost for four hundred years and around which an elaborate, mysterious sect has grown.

In Istanbul, magistrate Kamil Pasha is under pressure to break the smuggling ring amid rising tensions between Christians and Muslims. He confronts a mysterious adversary who will stop at nothing to get the reliquary first. With the Balkans aflame and Kamil’s personal life in upheaval, the search into the old neighborhoods where Istanbul’s crime rings reside may cost Kamil not only his position, but also his life.

The Abyssinian Proof re-creates the gritty underworld of a dying empire in a time of distrust and turmoil.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kamil—smart, brave, and compassionate—proves an appealing sleuth...White, a professor of anthropology, clearly knows her period and place.” Publishers Weekly
“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. This is no mean achievement.” Scotsman.com
“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....May infuses the wide range of characters...with vibrant personalities, and her pacing is spot-on as she guides listeners into Istanbul’s back alleys.” AudioFile
“White infuses this mystery with both historical detail and suspense, artfully conjuring up an irresistible adventure set in an exotic time and place.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Jenny White

Jenny White is the author of the Kamil Pasha novels, The Sultan’s Seal, The Abyssinian Proof, and The Winter Thief. She is a professor of anthropology and the author of numerous nonfiction works on Turkish society and politics. She lives in Boston.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English