The Eight

The Eight

The Eight Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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New York City, 1972–A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.The south of France, 1790–Mireille de Rémy and her cousin Valentine are young novices at the fortresslike Montglane Abbey. With France aflame in revolution, the two girls burn to rebel against constricted convent life–and their means of escape is at hand. Buried deep within the abbey are pieces of the Montglane Chess Service, once owned by Charlemagne. Whoever reassembles the pieces can play a game of unlimited power. But to keep the Game a secret from those who would abuse it, the two young women must scatter the pieces throughout the world....From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2007
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781415942741
Branch Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Denaker, Susan
OverDrive, Inc

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I found this book in the bargain bin and have to say that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. It was fascinating to learn about chess and the number 8, how it all ties together. I highly recommend this as a fun thrilling read.

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