Overview

Some secrets should stay buried forever...



Abby Cormac spent ten years trying to put the world's worst criminals behind bars. Burned out, she thinks she's left it all behind - until a terrible act of violence shatters her life once more. In a luxurious villa on the Adriatic coast, her lover, Michael, is murdered and Abby is left for dead.



Terrified and alone, Abby vows to bring Michael's killer to justice. But when her investigation takes...

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Secrets of the Dead

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Overview

Some secrets should stay buried forever...



Abby Cormac spent ten years trying to put the world's worst criminals behind bars. Burned out, she thinks she's left it all behind - until a terrible act of violence shatters her life once more. In a luxurious villa on the Adriatic coast, her lover, Michael, is murdered and Abby is left for dead.



Terrified and alone, Abby vows to bring Michael's killer to justice. But when her investigation takes her across Europe and in contact with one of the Balkans' most notorious gangsters, she soon realises that Michael wasn't the man she thought she knew. He had discovered a secret - a legacy of betrayal and murder hidden by a conspiracy of silence - and Abby's convinced that unravelling this secret will lead her to the truth. But powerful enemies are watching her every move and they will stop at nothing to ensure the secrets of the dead never come to light...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The past proves more memorable than the present in this so-so thriller from British author Harper (The Mosaic of Shadows). In the present, Abby Cormac, a British Foreign Office official employed by an EU mission in Kosovo, and her boyfriend, Michael Lascaris, take a break at a friend’s villa in Montenegro, where early one morning Abby wakes up to discover Michael meeting with a strange man, who pulls a gun on her. Abby flees, but the gunman succeeds in shooting her. When Abby recovers from her bullet wound, she determines to find out why she was attacked, but her search for answers follows a mundane course. Meanwhile, in 337 A.D. Constantinople, the emperor Constantine charges Gaius Valerius to find out who bludgeoned a bishop to death in a city where “not all murders are crimes. And not all criminals are guilty.” A necklace that figures in Valerius’s investigation holds an important clue for Abby centuries later. Fans of Harper’sstraight historicals will hope that he returns to that genre. (Dec.)
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Praise for Other Titles by Tom Harper:

"In the tradition of The Da Vinci Code, a page-turner of a novel. Like Dan Brown, Tom Harper knows how to ratchet up the tension."
Choice magazine

"Scholarly but speedy narrative, steeped in medieval horrors ranging from flogging to famine, all anchored in what feels like a passion for history and spelling out the way things were."
Literary Review

"Tom Harper writes with strident clarity in this epic tale of murder and betrayal, bloodshed and romance. Gripping from the first page, the reader is swept up in this colourful and convincing portrayal of an Emperor and his realm, under siege. Well-researched, and cinematic in its imagery, this is a fast-paced and exciting debut."
Ink

"Harper effortlessly draws the reader into the court intrigues and conspiracies of 11th-century Byzantium in his outstanding debut."
Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781409038214
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 350,940
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Harper (real name Edwin Thomas) won the CWA debut award in 2001 for The Blighted Cliffs. He also wrote The Mosaic of Shadows, Knights of the Cross, Siege of Heaven, Lost Temple, Book of Secrets and The Lazarus Vault, all published by Random House. He lives in York and is the current Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association. To find out more about Tom Harper visit his website at www.tom-harper.co.uk
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