Bettendorf, Iowa (PRWEB) March 04, 2014
What happens when a classics professor, Bertrand McAbee, becomes a Private Investigator (PI) and engages with unusually complicated cases? “A Case of Silver” (published by AuthorHouse) is based on a lost masterpiece created in 12th century Sicily. No one is aware of what became of it. In this fictional work, McAbee will begin to learn that it might actually exist. Historians, Christians, Moslems, and anyone who likes subtle and complicated puzzles would enjoy this work.
Toward the middle of the twelfth century, King Roger II, the Norman occupier of southern Italy and Sicily, desired to have an accurate map of the world. Mohammed al-Idrisi was sought out by Roger for his extraordinary geographical knowledge to create such a map. Near the end of his life, Roger was presented with an atlas of pure silver weighing over 400 pounds. It was al-Idrisi’s jewel. However, in the chaos that was Sicily’s heritage, it was long thought the silver atlas had been melted down by one group or another, a heartbreakingly lost object of beauty and scholarship.
Paths intertwine when Iowa Private Investigator Bertrand McAbee is approached by a woman of a certain age to investigate the savage beating of a Tunisian doctoral student studying medieval history. McAbee takes on the matter against his intuition. He will enlist the help of his agency’s best people as he comes to realize that a trip to Sicily will be necessary. There, with the assistance of a Benedictine abbot, McAbee will begin to understand the danger that haunts one of his most perplexing cases.
“A Case of Silver”
By Joseph A. McCaffrey
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 356 pages | ISBN 9781491844397
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 356 pages | ISBN 9781491844410
e-book | 356 pages | ISBN 9781491844403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Joseph A. McCaffrey is a Professor of Philosophy at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. There was a time when he was offered a job in the field of private investigations. Even though his response to this offer was a resolute ‘no’, he decided to engage with the offer as a novelist and to offer a character, Bertrand McAbee, who comes across a variety of unsavory individuals in the course of solving mysteries.
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