Synopses & Reviews
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....
"A thoroughly accomplished first novel." Publishers Weekly
"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
"A fascinating piece of entertainment that manages to be both vibrant and cerebral....Few will find it resistible." Los Angeles Times
"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.