The Quality of Mercy by Faye Kellerman

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Rebecca Lopez enjoys a life of privilege in Elizabeth's England -- yet she guards secrets she dares not reveal. The beautiful, tempestuous daughter of the queen's own physician, Rebecca is also a converso -- a Jew who practices her prohibited religion clandestinely -- helping others of her banned faith escape persecution and death. And her insatiable hunger for excitement often takes her to the bustling streets of London in male garb to experience the kind of adventure available only to men. But one such outing is leading her into a dangerous viper's nest built of intrigue and foul murder in the company of a dashing young actor who inflames her romantic passions, even as he escorts her toward peril, a charming and fearless would-be playwright who calls himself Will Shakespeare.

 

About Faye Kellerman

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FAYE KELLERMAN lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman in Los Angels, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 593 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Romance. Fiction

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From the author of suspense thrillers The Ritual Bath (1986) and Sacred and Profane (1987): a sprawling historical tale of a Jewish maiden who enlists Shakespeare's aid in rescuing her father from execution by the Queen.

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Kellerman's ( Sacred and Profane ) first departure from her series featuring Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus is a tour de force that shouldn't be missed. The story is brilliantly original and

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... Faye Kellerman's disquieting mystery, The Quality of Mercy is set in the ...
Kellerman obviously did her research in writing this book, although ...

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