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
    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 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. The global backdrop for this fast-paced story of palace intrigue is the ancient Near East of the mid-fifth century BCE.
    Rapoport meticulously describes a royal court populated by an intricate shadow-world of spies and informants. A sinister brotherhood with orders to draw a target on the king's back. Rival cabinet ministers who command private armies. An orphaned girl with a gift for languages and an innate political intuition. A queen who, unbeknowst to all, is a secret agent. And the shrewd tactician who controls her. The Queen & the Spymaster, a thrilling novel, tells 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 "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.