"The Byzantine Connection“ is the third installment of the Stella Hunter #mystery. The Cover: It looks interesting with the golden mask and the dark haired woman. The typeface is elegant in blue and gold, which reflect the colours of the mask. There is also gold dust around the edges of the mask and face. The Plot: Carter and Stella are in the Detroit’s Saint Hedwig’s church to talk with Father Malvan. Farther Malvan was an old friend she met 24 years ago when she was finishing her doctorate at Michigan University. Stella wants that Father Malvan identify the script of a Byzantine script so she can correctly reference the text in her new #book. Stella loves medieval literature, excursions into castles, churches, etc. One of her personal callings is to catch a Serbian fraud, named Dr. Jovanov, who’d published a book three years ago that every castle and monastery in Europe is hiding a treasure. The result was that strangers began plundering every castle or monastery available in their near. Suddenly, Carter is observing an old Oriental couple who is walking towards him and a ripple effect is taking place: In an instant they are significantly younger like a newlywed couple. The priest also has something curious to reveal: after eleven o’clock last night someone made a delivery of an unfinished red and gray granite statue. The pastor believes that he saw the stigmata on the statue and he is known as being reasonable. He also studied medicine and has a degree in psychology and it is not common for him to have hallucinations. Thirty years ago, the cleric witnessed his first stigmata in Peru. In the meanwhile Stella finds more about the script. It was written by three people over fifty or sixty years. It was discovered in the Greek Sintorini Monastery. It describes a fleet which carried treasure from Alexandria to Rome. However, the pirates threatened the fleet and they headed to the Aegean. Yet the pirates won and unloaded the treasure on one of the islands. When Stella discovers more about the granite stone, she realizes that they have to destroy it. (190 more words. Full review: https://goo.gl/8MjxN4 #bookstagram #historyfiction #byzantine


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