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- DescriptionThe globally bestselling thriller that paved the way for THE DA VINCI CODE and countless copycat conspiracy vels. In the 8th century AD Ibn al'Arabi, the Moorish goverr of Barcelona, bestowed a magnificent gift upon Charlemagne, Holy Emperor of half of the kwn world: a chess set with the power to transform the course of history. New York City, 1970. Catherine 'Cat' Velis, a computer expert working for one of the world's largest accountancy firms, is sent on a dangerous assignment to retrieve an object of immeasurable value from somewhere in the remote reaches of Algeria. Montglane Abbey, France 1790, Mireille de Remy and her cousin Valentine are young vices at the fortress-like Montglane Abbey. With France aflame in revolution, the two girls burn to rebel against constricted convent life - and their means of escape is at hand. Buried deep within the abbey are pieces of the Montglane Chess Service, once owned by Charlemagne. Whoever reassembles the pieces can play a game of unlimited power. But to keep the game a secret from those who would abuse it, the two young women must scatter the pieces throughout the world...
- Author BiographyBorn in 1945, Katherine Neville has had an extraordinary life, living in almost every state in North America. Aside from her work as an international bestselling author, she has worked as an international computer executive, a painter, photographer, and a waitress. Katherine lives in Virginia, Washington and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit the author's website at: www.katherineneville.com
- Author(s)Katherine Neville
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication30/04/2009
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight370 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine39 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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