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By Jeffrey Siger

Saint John wrote the apocalyptic ebook of Revelation over 1900 years in the past in a cave on Greece’s jap Aegean island of Patmos. When a respected monk from that holy island’s thousand year-old monastery is murdered in Patmos’ city sq. in the course of Easter Week, leader Inspector Andreas Kaldis of Greece’s Twenty-First Century certain Crimes department is termed upon to discover the killer ahead of all hell breaks loose…in a way of speaking.
 
Andreas’ impolitic look for solutions brings him face-to-face with a scandal haunting the world’s oldest surviving monastic community. On the pristine Aegean peninsula of Mount Athos, remoted from the remainder of humanity, twenty monasteries sit down maintaining the secrets and techniques of Byzantium amid a lifestyle almost unchanged for greater than 1500 years. But this present day this sacred safe haven harbors sleek foreign intrigues that threaten to wreck the very center of the Church…in an issue of days.

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Please, my son, take a seat. ’ Andreas did, yet on a chair at the different facet of the Protos, dealing with the door. The Protos didn’t appear to care. ‘Where did you get those? ’ ‘They have been on a working laptop or computer flash force Kalogeros Vassilis had hidden in a pass he was once wearing while he was once murdered. ’ The Protos smiled. ‘Ah, Vassilis, innovative until eventually the top. constantly hiding issues within the most blatant, but neglected, areas. ’ He pressed his finger opposed to the photograph 4 occasions. ‘Just like the following, I’m definite of it. ’ ‘What did you discover? ’ ‘May I see the opposite picture back? ’ Andreas passed it to him. The Protos bobbed his head via a face-by-face comparability of the images. ‘Yes, simply as i assumed. The faces superimposed at the abbots of the twenty monasteries attending my rite are of clergymen from those self same abbots’ monasteries. yet, aside from 3 who've succeeded to a place of abbot, not one of the others holds any major hierarchical place in his monastery. ’ ‘What in regards to the 3 new abbots? have been they very important prior to of their monasteries? ’ The Protos paused. ‘No. ’ ‘Then how did they develop into abbots? ’ ‘The priests of their monasteries elected them. ’ ‘Weren’t you shocked? ’ He nodded. ‘As a question of truth, sure. Our abbots are elected to serve for all times, and there appeared such a lot of extra certified, pro applicants to be had. ’ He shrugged. ‘But such is the best way of democracy. ’ ‘How did the 3 they changed die? ’ ‘Die? Oh no, just one died. ’ He spoke as though Andreas have been implying they’d been murdered. ‘And he used to be very previous. one other moved directly to a unique monastery clear of Mount Athos, and the 3rd … uhh … resigned. ’ Andreas knew from the newspapers in regards to the 3rd one’s resignation. He used to be the abbot stuck up within the scandal that haunted Vassilis. ‘Can you're thinking that of any the reason is, those twenty-one males are during this photo? ’ He pointed to the doctored photograph. ‘I purely realize twenty faces. and i've no proposal why they seem. ’ Andreas requested for the names and monasteries associated with the superimposed faces, and took nice care to jot down them down - in order to not make thoroughly seen that he was once recording their dialog. ‘Which face don’t you know? ’ He seemed grim. ‘The face changing mine. ’ He pointed to a blurred picture. ‘It appears to be like commonplace yet I can’t relatively make it out. Do you will have a greater reproduction? ’ ‘No, it’s precisely because it seemed at the force. ’ ‘Knowing Vassilis, I’m shocked he’d have made this kind of major mistake. ’ ‘Maybe it was once intended to be that means? ’ The Protos shrugged. ‘Perhaps. ’ ‘What do you're making of the empty chairs and the carpet? ’ The Protos picked up the glass and appeared back on the picture. ‘Not a lot, they appear the common gold tone and purple velvet chairs so favourite by way of our priests. It’s a method you spot in nearly each abbot’s place of work. ’ ‘And the carpet? ’ He shrugged. ‘Again, a patterned oriental of a sort I see in all places. ’ Andreas reached into the envelope. ‘There was once anything else at the force. ’ He passed him the observe. ‘What do you're thinking that this suggests?

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