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Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job to Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years...In the South of France in 1790 two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world, because the game that can be played with them is too powerful....

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"A thoroughly accomplished first novel." Publishers Weekly

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"This intriguing and complex first novel, while offering historical insights and interesting introductory quotations, calls occasionally for the suspension of credulity. The interweaving of fact and fiction is skillfully done. Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"A fascinating piece of entertainment that manages to be both vibrant and cerebral....Few will find it resistible." Los Angeles Times

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"With alchemical skill, Neville blends modern romance, historical fiction, and medieval mystery...and comes up with gold." People

About the Author

Katherine Neville was a global executive in data processing, and was a vice president of the Bank of America for many years. As an international consultant, she delivered computer systems for corporations and governments around the world. She was for some years a commercial photographer, professional model, and painter. Katherine Neville's novels have been translated into more than fifteen languages. She lives in Virginia and abroad.

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Douglas, December 27, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
The Eight is a Da Vinci Code-like thriller written years before Dan Brown's ubiquitous book was published. Like the Da Vinci code this novel is flawed, but in different ways. Brown's book was written to be read at lightning speed, so any suspension of disbelief or pause at badly-written prose was left in the dust of the read. Neville's book is more complex, more thoughtful, but the suspension of disbelief fails at several places. I found this book fun and readable, but also found myself mentally muttering, "No, I don't think so," many times through the reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345366238
Author:
Neville, Katherine
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Technological
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Chess sets.
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
135
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
6.89x4.23x1.18 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 624 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345366238 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A thoroughly accomplished first novel." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "This intriguing and complex first novel, while offering historical insights and interesting introductory quotations, calls occasionally for the suspension of credulity. The interweaving of fact and fiction is skillfully done. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "A fascinating piece of entertainment that manages to be both vibrant and cerebral....Few will find it resistible."
"Review" by , "With alchemical skill, Neville blends modern romance, historical fiction, and medieval mystery...and comes up with gold."
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