THE QUEEN & THE SPYMASTER: A Novel Based on the Story of Esther

THE QUEEN & THE SPYMASTER: A Novel Based on the Story of Esther
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    THE QUEEN & THE SPYMASTER: A Novel Based on the Story of Esther
    CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE U.S.

    by Sandra E. Rapoport

    Softcover, 520 Pages
    Penlight Publications, 2019
    ISBN978-173-249-550-0

    The year is 475 BCE. Across the Persian Empire a civil war begins and Persia is desperate for a hero. The Queen & the Spymaster is a fast-paced tale of palace intrigue that tells the story of the unlikely champions of Ancient Persia, and of a thousand-year vendetta that presages modern historical events in Iran and Afghanistan.

    Rapoport meticulously portrays a royal court populated by an intricate shadow-world of spies and informants: a sinister brotherhood with orders to target the king, rival cabinet ministers who command private armies, an orphaned girl with a gift for languages and innate political intuition, a queen who, unbeknownst to all, is a secret agent, and the shrewd tactician who controls her. The Queen & the Spymaster is a thrilling novel, telling the Esther story you never knew.


    About the Author:
    Sandra E. Rapoport is the author of the award-winning "Biblical Seductions" and a 2010 Resident Scholar of Law and Bible at Harvard. As a practicing attorney, Sandra specialized in litigating sexual harassment cases and in preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition to writing three other books about the women in the Bible, Sandra has written for law reviews and in Commentary on international law and terrorism, and she consults to an auction house specializing in rare Hebrew books and manuscripts. She continues to write and lecture, and lives with her husband Sam in Manhattan.