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Publisher Description

Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we learn the secret history behind one of the most controversial works in the western canon, The Prince...
When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of Juan, his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own young son hostage. Once there, Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope’s surviving son, the charismatic Duke Valentino, whose own life is threatened by the condottieri, a powerful cabal of mercenary warlords. Damiata suspects that the killer she seeks is one of the brutal condottierri, and as the murders multiply, her quest grows more urgent. She enlists the help of an obscure Florentine diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Valentino’s eccentric military engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, who together must struggle to decipher the killer’s taunting riddles: Leonardo with his groundbreaking “science of observation” and Machiavelli with his new “science of men.” Traveling across an Italy torn apart by war, they will enter a labyrinth of ancient superstition and erotic obsession to discover at its center a new face of evil—and a truth that will shake the foundations of western civilization. 

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AP
Adrian Paul
LENGTH
14:51
hr min
RELEASED
2012
September 11
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
458.1
MB

Customer Reviews

JAG the Swimmer ,

Like a radio show

This audiobook is a failed attempt to create a radio show with multiple narrators. It doesn't work. When i bought it I was misled to thinking that the "Preview" narrator was the one. But, shortly after I started listening - within a few minutes, really - the narrators changed twice. The one that led me to stop listening, the third one, is a woman with a thick Italian accent whom I could barely follow. The iTunes store was very professional and reimbursed me immediately. An audioboook should be done by one narrator. If I want a radio show I will download podcasts.

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