Her quest has transported Martinez from a high-powered career as one of the Dominican Republic’s most sought-after criminal attorneys, into a self-made Egyptologist poised at the brink of solving one of archeology’s most enduring mysteries — the whereabouts of Cleopatra’s tomb.
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Martinez’s path began in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, where her French-English mother and her attorney father doted on their only child, creating a rigorous intellectual life. Little Kathleen was often allowed to sit in on her father’s Sunday salons, where the country’s prominent intellectuals gathered to debate big ideas in the family’s library, the largest private book collection in the Caribbean.
Martinez’s academic training didn’t’ preclude other pursuits: At various times she’s been a chess champion, an accomplished swimmer, and is proficient at judo, karate and the piano.
I’ve posted a couple of articles about Ms. Berry before, she hasn’t found Cleopatra yet, I doubt she will, but I truly admire her tenacity.