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The Fifth Servant: A Novel

Authors: Wishnia, Kenneth J.
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC014000, FIC000000, FIC046000
ISBN: 9780061966170, Related ISBNs: 0061966177, 9780061725388, 9780061966170
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 416,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

“Whatever you are currently reading, I promise you it is not nearly as intelligent, witty, compelling, or entertaining as The Fifth Servant….Wishnia makes history come alive.”
 — David Liss, author of The Devil's Company

 

A brilliantly imagined, beautifully written combination of scrupulously researched historical novel and riveting suspense thriller, Kenneth Wishnia’s The Fifth Servant carries readers back to 16th century Prague in the shadow of the Papal Inquisition—and introduces a uniquely unforgettable protagonist, a young Talmudic scholar who has three days to solve a heinous murder before official reprisals decimate the city’s Jewish community. A richly atmospheric tale of religion, mystery, and intrigue, The Fifth Servant recreates life in the era when Emperor Rudolph II occupied the throne—a time of uncertainty and fear viewed through the eyes of an intrepid rabbinical student on a quest for truth and justice.

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