The Medusa amulet: a novel
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In this new spine-tingling thriller by Robert Masello, the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of Blood and Ice, a brilliant but skeptical young scholar named David Franco embarks on a quest to recover a legendary artifact: a beautifully carved amulet that was created by Benvenuto Cellini, the master artisan of Renaissance Italy. What begins as a simple investigation quickly spirals into a twisting, turning tale of suspense and intrigue, a race against time that carries Franco across continents and centuries in a desperate search for this ultimate treasure--and a work of unimaginable power . . . and menace. Aided only by a beautiful young Florentine with a conspirator's mind and dark secrets, Franco is soon caught up in a life-and-death struggle from which there is no escape. Relentlessly pursued by deadly assassins and demons of his own, in the end he must confront--and defeat--an evil greater than anything conjured in his worst nightmares. Packed with breathtaking invention and breakneck adventure, The Medusa Amulet is a harrowing ride from the streets of Chicago to the châteaux of France, from the ramparts of the French Revolution to the palazzos of Rome, a story where historical fact meets with fascinating conjecture . . . and the impossible becomes terrifyingly real. Like a masterpiece from the hand of Cellini himself, The Medusa Amulet is a unique and powerful work, as inviting as it is forbidding, as ingenious as it is bold.
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert Masello's The Romanov Cross.
Benvenuto Cellini, master artisan of Renaissance Italy, once crafted a beautiful amulet prized for its unimaginable power--and untold menace. Now the quest to recover this legendary artifact depends upon one man: David Franco, a brilliant but skeptical young scholar at Chicago's world-renowned Newberry Library. What begins as a simple investigation spirals into a tale of dangerous intrigue, as Franco races from the châteaux of France to the palazzos of Rome in a desperate search for the ultimate treasure--and an answer to a riddle that has puzzled mankind since the beginning of time. Aided by a beautiful young Florentine harboring dark secrets, pursued by deadly assassins, and battling demons of his own, Franco must ultimately confront an evil greater than anything conjured in his worst nightmares.
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000370149|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Bantam Books,|2011.|448 p. ; 25 cm., overdrive:9b5c7440-f658-4c8b-94be-7510f2834f4c|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2011||
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|subject_facet||Antiquities -- Collection and preservation -- Fiction, Cellini, Benvenuto, -- 1500-1571 -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Suspense fiction, American|
|title_display||The Medusa amulet : a novel|
|title_full||The Medusa Amulet A Novel of Suspense and Adventure, The Medusa amulet : a novel / Robert Masello|
|title_short||The Medusa amulet :|
|topic_facet||Antiquities, Cellini, Benvenuto, Collection and preservation, Fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Science Fiction, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller|