The Rule of Four

The Rule of Four


By (author) Ian Caldwell, By (author) Dustin Thomason, Read by Josh Hamilton

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  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 143mm x 24mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 24 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856867080
  • ISBN 13: 9781856867085
  • Sales rank: 1,864,223

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The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is one of the most complex books ever written. Coded in seven languages, it is a passionate love story, an intricate mathematical labyrinth and a tale of Renaissance tragedy that has baffled scholars since it was first published in 1499. Five hundred years later, Princeton student Tom Sullivan is haunted by the violent death of his father, an academic who devoted his life to unlocking the book's secret. With his roommate Paul, Tom discovers a long-lost diary that holds the key to the puzzle. But when only hours later a fellow researcher is murdered, the two friends find themselves in great danger, working desperately to break the book's code and uncover a Renaissance tale of passion and blood, a hidden crypt and a secret worth dying to protect-

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Ian Caldwell was Phi Beta Kappa in History at Princeton University. Dustin Thomason won the Hoopes Prize at Harvard University. The two have been best friends since they were eight years old.