In modern-day London, architectural historian and recovering
alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to turn her life around and restart her career by
locating several long-missing pieces of ancient Judaica. Geoff Harris, an
investigative reporter, is soon drawn into her quest, both by romantic interest
and suspicions about the head of the Shalom Foundation, the organization
sponsoring her work. He’s also a dead ringer for the ghost of a monk Annie
believes she has seen at the flat she is subletting in Bristol House.
In 1535, Tudor London is a very different city, one in which
monks are being executed by Henry VIII and Jews are banished. In this
treacherous environment of religious persecution, Dom Justin, a Carthusian
monk, and a goldsmith known as the Jew of Holborn must navigate a shadowy world
of intrigue involving Thomas Cromwell, Jewish treasure, and sexual secrets.
Their struggles shed light on the mysteries Annie and Geoff aim to puzzle out, at
their own peril.
This riveting dual-period narrative seamlessly blends a
haunting supernatural thriller with vivid historical fiction. Beverly Swerling,
widely acclaimed for her City of Dreams series, delivers a bewitching and epic
story of a historian and a monk, half a millennium apart, whose destinies are
on a collision course. Download and start listening now!