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The Tears of Buddha by E.A. Allen now available from Histria Books
By: Histria Books
The Tears of Buddha is a fascinating novel about murder and espionage. Marie-Claire Bernard was the widow of a national hero, and the daughter of a wealthy, politically powerful family, and her murder threatened domestic consequences for the French Government. Eager to avoid uproar in the press, the Minister of Justice summons Gérard de Montclaire – the most renowned detective of the era – to assume a familiar role: Examining Magistrate, with sweeping powers to find and prosecute the killer.
Montclaire soon learns that Marie-Claire was in possession of three rare and priceless porcelain bowls of the Tang Dynasty. The legendary bowls – called The Tears of Buddha – are now missing. A motive for murder? Soon, however, what seems to be a clear case of criminal murder and theft is overturned by developments that take Montclaire into the bizarre world of criminal syndicates, espionage, code-breaking and the German Kaiser's boundless ambitions and hatred of France.
The author, E.A. Allen, is a farmer, history professor, and retired CIA Intelligence Officer. His most recent novel, Percy St.-John and the Chronicle of Secrets, is available from Histria Kids.
The Tears of Buddha, 152 pp., ISBN 978-1-59211-