(From the publisher):
Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes.
John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders a Christian court while himself observing the rites of Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Britain, Ahasuerus, a soothsayer, and two ladies from Crete stir up events and old memories for John, who must ask how the visitors link to the death of Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. An Egyptian brothel keeper and a Christian stylite know more than they are telling....
Original title: One for Sorrow
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Middle East