A mesmerizing thriller, a breathtaking vortex of a story that throws the reader in a subterranean and parallel world so rich, multilayered and so close to ours that it seems real. With the quick pace of a Glenn Cooper thriller and the right mix of realism, suspense and sci-fi elements of tv series like Lost or Fringe, this is a riveting and addictive archaeological thriller adventure, filled with murders, unsettling events and disturbing presences.
When the head of the department sends them off to chaperon Ingrid, a German journalist who is writing a sensational piece on the occult places of Neapolitan exotericism, Marco asks for the help of his nephew Lisi, a young researcher with a dangerous fascination towards conspiracy theories.
What seemed a simple guided tour quickly becomes a dangerous adventure, with the four getting entangled in a chain of crimes and strange events, occurring in the various layers of a city like no other, a city where, since the beginning of times, ancient cults followed one another in the same sacred places, where energy from the whole earth converge and where ministers, guardians and other unsettling figures (maybe not even human) are still active, battling over the fate of the entire humankind…
Only Maurizio de Giovanni could write a novel of this kind. An ability arising not only from his profound knowledge of Naples and its people but also from his skill in going beyond categories, including literary ones, to pursue a truth we may always have had before our eyes but which we didn’t want to see. And this is just the beginning.
Maurizio de Giovanni was born in Naples in 1958. His books are bestsellers across Europe, with over 1 million copies sold in Italy alone. He is best known for his prize-winning series featuring Commissario Ricciardi, a loner with the paranormal ability to see and hear the murdered dead, set in 1930s Naples, under Italy’s fascist regime. He is also the author of a contemporary, bestselling crime series called I bastardi di Pizzofalcone about a crew of mismatched cops, working to rebuild the shattered precinct of Pizzofalcone in Naples.
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