The Eight

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Meet The Author

New York City, 1972 – Catherine Velis is a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm.  Before heading off to an assignment in Algeria, Cat is approached by an antique dealer with a mysterious offer: His anonymous client is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria.  If Cat can bring them back, there will be a generous reward.

The south of France, 1790 – France is aflame with revolution, and two young novices – Mireille de Remy and her cousin Valentine – burn to rebel against their constricted convent life at Montglane Abbey.  Now their means of escape is at hand.  Buried deep within the abbey are the pieces of a chess service once owned by Charlemagne.  Whoever has all the pieces can play a game of unlimited power.  But to keep the Game a secret from those who would abuse it, the pieces must be scattered throughout the world.

The Eight is American author Katherine Neville’s debut novel.

Dimensions 104 × 173 mm


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