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By Rita Monaldi

Eleven September 1683, Rome. Rome is a urban on a knife-edge. The voters wait anxiously for information of the end result of the conflict of Vienna, because the Islamic forces of the Ottoman Empire lay siege to the defenders of Catholic Europe. in the meantime a suspected outbreak of plague factors a recognized Roman tavern to be put lower than quarantine. between this detained within the Locanda Donzello is the mysterious Atto Melani, a undercover agent within the carrier of the French king. With assistance from the younger serving boy, he discovers a mystery passage resulting in a community of tunnels lower than town. Their nocturnal trips into the Roman underworld cause them to a few startling discoveries concerning the lethal enmity among Pope blameless XI and Louis XIV, and a plot to unharness a weapon of mass destruction within the conflict among Islam and the West. Meticulously researched and brilliantly conceived, Imprimatur comprises startling revelations which were hid for hundreds of years. it's a desirable mystery that sheds new gentle at the strength struggles of 17th-century Europe, the repercussions of that are nonetheless felt this present day. First released to nice controversy in Italy in 2002, Imprimatur used to be boycotted through the Italian press and publishing global. regardless of this, the radical has turn into a eu bestseller; it's been translated into 20 languages with variants released in forty five nations. Over 1 million copies were offered so far.

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