The Eighth Veil

The Eighth Veil

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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The Eighth Veil is a mystery set in first-century Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles. A murdered servant girl is found in the palace of King Herod Antipas. The prefect, Pontius Pilate, is in attendance. The populace has already been buzzing over the brutal death of one of their prophets, John, known familiarly as the Baptizer, and scandal is in the air. Pilate wants no trouble and insists that there be an independent investigation into the murder. But Antipas will have none of Pilate's men in the palace, and Pilate doesn't trust Antipas. So Pilate turns to Gamaliel, the chief rabbi and head of the Sanhedrin, and coerces him to do the detective work. Gamaliel is a Talmudic scholar, not a sleuth, and he at first struggles; however, he is soon won over to the assignment as he learns more of the dead girl's background and that of the other major players in the drama, particularly Antipas' foster brother, Menahem. Soon, Gamaliel, in Sherlockian fashion, begins to fit the pieces together, or, as his ?Watson? Loukas says, strips the veils from his ?personal Salome.? Pilate, in spite of his impatience with the pace and direction of the investigation, is rewarded when it turns out that the girl is not the mere servant that everyone had assumed. Meanwhile, the Battle of Actium and the fascinating histories of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, Mark Antony, and Augustus Caesar become critically entwined with the investigation. And the figure of Jesus, the rabbi from Nazareth, with his ragged band of enthusiasts and his habit of annoying Caiaphas, the High Priest, moves enigmatically in the background.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781455120543
1455120545
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 01 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Field, Robin
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