Consolation for an Exile

Consolation for an Exile

by Caroline Roe

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ISBN-13: 9780425201817
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Series: Chronicles of Isaac of Girona Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.38(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.87(d)

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Consolation for an Exile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Girona, blind physician Isaac, who lives in the Jewish Quarter and is the personal doctor of Berenquer De Cruilles, the Bishop of Genoa, has a particularly perplexing case. Raimon Foraster has been suffering from insomnia and when he does sleep, he has awful dreams. He begins having stomach cramps and starts vomiting. Isaac cures the symptoms, but he has yet to find the cause of the malady. Recently the addition of Raimon¿s heretofore unknown baseborn brother Guillem into the household is trying to insulate himself into their good graces............................... While Isaac is dealing with Raimon¿s illness, his assistant Yusuf is called home to his family in Grenada when they find out he is alive. When he arrives there, he known as Lord Yusuf and is at the center of political intrigues until someone tries to poison him. The Emir of Granada thinks he should leave until they find out who is behind the attempts on his life. He makes his way to Girona and has some interesting information that sheds some light on Raimon¿s poisoning and eventual death...................... This meticulous researched medieval historical mystery brings to life a bygone era thanks to Caroline Poe¿s visual descriptions of that era. Although Isaac is blind, he is still able to be an excellent physician as he has an astute mind that allows him to conduct a homicide investigation. The two sub-plots involving Yusuf and Raimon interact at one point and that leads to the truth about the homicide. CONSIDERATION FOR AN EXILE is what a great mystery is all about................................ Harriet Klausner