By Jeannette de Beauvoir
While Martine LeDuc, exposure director for town of Montréal, is summoned into the mayor's place of work, she's pleasantly shocked to discover town is due for a PR coup: a doctoral researcher at McGill collage claims to have stumbled on evidence that the British crown jewels have been kept in Montréal in the course of WWII.
Martine is overjoyed to be a part of the excavation undertaking, till it seems that the dig's discoveries contain the skeleton of a guy with diamonds in his ribcage and a gap in his cranium. is that this decades-old homicide major her too some distance into the damaging international of Canada’s neo-Nazi networks, or is there anything happening that makes the jewels themselves lethal? Is historical past ever rather thoroughly buried?
With urgent own matters crowding into her specialist lifestyles, Martine must clear up not just the puzzle of the jewels, yet a few newer crimes―including one other homicide, a kidnapping, and the operation of an historical cult in Montréal―and do it prior to the prior reaches out to silence her for reliable.
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I have placed my slave, Chairammon, with you with a view to learning the signs which your son Dionysios knows. This is for a period of two years from the present month, Phamenoth, in the eighteenth year of Lord Caesar Antoninus. The due fee agreed between us is 120 silver drachmas (feast-days excepted) of which you have had the ﬁrst 40 drachmas and will get the second of 40 drachmas when the slave has mastered the manual; the third – the remaining 40 drachmas – you will get at the end of the period, when the boy can write and read from any kind of prose with no mistakes.
60 Maximus wrote on an unusually large piece of broken pot (173 Â 155 mm), and his letter shares a peculiarity with many of the other letters in the two collections mentioned in that it is written in Greek by someone with a straight Roman name. The correspondents may be Greeks who had joined the Roman armed forces and had therefore had to take Roman names. The military contexts may be the reason for the use of ostraca; perhaps soldiers could not or would not aﬀord to buy papyrus. 61 15 G R E E K L E T T E R S : A N I N T RO D U C T I O N Nearly all the letters in this book were originally written on papyrus, even if some were later transcribed on to stone.
The eight toys as presents for him had been given to Alexandros’ sister, who was not only the 29 P E R S O N A L A N D FA M I LY L E T T E R S deliverer of the toys but also the channel of greetings from Alexander to ‘the lady’. It is a pity that the rest of the letter is lost. Diogenis to her brother Alexandros, greetings. Following your instructions to Taamois about a house for us to move to, we have found the one we gave up before moving in next to Agathinos. This house is near the precinct of Isis, close to the house of Claudianus … We move there in Phamenoth.