The Illumination: A Novel

Macmillan

It gleamed up at her like a small golden egg encrusted with jewels of lapis lazuli, carnelian, and jasper. The classic eye, one of the most ancient symbols of protection.

Natalie Landau, a museum curator with an expertise in Mesopotamian protective amulets and magical beliefs, has received a puzzling gift from her sister Dana--a necklace with a blue evil eye pendant on it. The Evil Eye is a symbol of protection common throughout the world, with a history connecting it to many religions.

When Natalie learns Dana was murdered only hours after sending the gift, she begins to think her evil eye amulet had something to do with her sister's death. As she races to discover the origin of the pendant, Natalie is sucked into an international battle between powerful religious factions, each battling for the eye, which turns out to be far more valuable—and far more powerful--than she could ever imagine.

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About the author

JILL GREGORY and KAREN TINTORI are writing partners who have been best friends for over twenty years. Jill Gregory is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and Karen Tintori is the author of several acclaimed family memoirs. Their previous collaboration, THE BOOK OF NAMES, has been sold in over 20 countries. They live in Michigan with their families.

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Publisher
Macmillan
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Published on
Nov 30, 2009
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781429967501
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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