By Matthew Reilly
The 12 months is 1546. Suleiman the marvelous, the strong and feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, matters a call for participation to each king in Europe: you're INVITED TO ship YOUR best participant TO COMPETE IN A CHESS match to figure out THE CHAMPION OF THE recognized international. The English delegation - led through esteemed pupil Roger Ascham - trips to the glittering urban of Constantinople. Accompanying Ascham is his student, Bess, who's approximately to undergo witness to occasions she by no means notion attainable. For at the first evening of the event, a strong visitor of the Sultan is murdered, and opposed to the backdrop of the historical occasion, Ascham is tasked with discovering the killer. Barbaric deaths, unbelievable depravity and diplomatic treachery spread ahead of Bess's eyes, indelibly shaping her personality and identifying how she is going to practice her destiny position ... as Queen Elizabeth I. EVEN A PAWN CAN develop into A QUEEN
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Dennoch hatte Catherine, so erinnerte sich Delorme, etwas Dominantes, ja beinahe etwas Herrisches, selbst wenn man von ihrer psychischen Krankheit wusste. Womöglich war es sogar eine Auswirkung dieser Krankheit, die Aura eines Menschen, der in die Tiefen des Wahnsinns hinabgestiegen und zurückgekehrt war, um davon zu berichten. Nur diesmal war sie nicht zurückgekommen. Und vielleicht war es sogar besser so für Cardinal, dachte Delorme. Vielleicht war es nicht das Schlechteste für ihn, von dieser Last befreit zu sein.
Was soll das? Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn es um Ihre Frau ginge? « �Dann schlage ich vor, dass Sie mich darüber aufklären, was los ist, Detective. « Und so saß Cardinal eine Stunde später zusammen mit dem Bürgermeister von Algonquin Bay in seinem Auto auf dem Parkplatz des Birches. Auch wenn der Name etwas anderes vermuten ließ, stand nicht eine einzige Birke in der Nähe des Motels. Es lag mitten in der Innenstadt auf der MacIntosh Street, wo weit und breit überhaupt kein Baum zu sehen war.
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