By Gayle Ridinger,Paolo Pochettino,Adolph Caso

ISBN-10: 0937832219

ISBN-13: 9780937832219

1850s Rome. Goffredo, Sandor, and Eleonora, selfless idealists struggling with for Italian unification, discover a medallion after a violent face-off with French infantrymen through the conflict that quickly dashes all hopes for the fledging Italian Republic. The medallion is attached to an elusive treasure which, if came upon, may support French Emperor Napoleon III safe his position in heritage. blind to those connections, and determined for funds, the 3 pals think about having the medallion melted down, yet conditions have it in a different way. Eleonora, Goffredo, and Sandor will proceed their fervent struggle for the reason for freedom—first in Italy with Garibaldi, Margaret Fuller, and Cristina Belgioioso, and years later in the USA within the Civil warfare. they're going to lose music of one another, think one another lifeless, and re-find one another. Eleonora and Sandor will fall in love however it may be Eleonora and Goffredo to marry. they're going to reside the remainder of their lives in an doubtful truce with the secret that the medallion masks—a secret ultimately resolved within the twenty-first century via their great-great granddaughter, Angie Cebrelli. The resource of the secret is going again to a caste of Northern Italian retailers, the casane, who really good in relocating trade-route gold and silver from one position to a different, and in lending credits at exchange gala's in Europe among the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. What city or urban, within the Western international this present day, doesn’t have a Lombard road to recollect them by way of? And but they weren't from Lombardy yet from Piedmont—the peaceable Barolo wine-producing zone containing the casane and the Monferrat. lower than the Marquis Boniface I, the benevolent ruler of Constantinople within the speedy aftermath of its brutal sacking via Crusaders in 1204, the Monferrat dynasty governed the realm. in basic terms the Marquis and the casane knew of the life of an historic treasure—a fragment of Alexander the Great’s final treasure buried with the Roman Emperor Aurelian almost about Constantinople. the single clue to its whereabouts lies within the medallion created through Aurelian’s excessive priest—the one that involves gentle in Rome within the nineteenth century. 2008s the United States. Angie Cebrelli, donning her inherited medallion in the course of a Gettysburg Civil warfare re-enactment, gets a bullet within the arm. a photograph of her medallion is located a couple of days later in Rome subsequent to the mutilated physique of dad Kevin, a priestly pupil of historical paintings and Mithraism, a misplaced faith. She joins forces with the novel Italian police detective, Filippo Dardanoni, who has been tailing her for clues concerning the priest’s homicide. relocating in at the treasure for purposes of his personal, Dardanoni additionally has to house the damaging and strong Vatican financial institution. Questions: Who will locate the treasure? Can it's correct below our noses and us unable to the touch it?

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