The Lafayette Sword
Gold. Obsession. Secrets. Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places--the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. A captivating plot weaves alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller. Part of an international, best-selling series that has sold 2 million copies worldwide, with "vivid characters, an evocative international setting, and history darker than midnight." For readers who love ancient myths, secret societies, chilling narrative and modern speed.
- Paperback | 266 pages
- 127 x 203 x 16mm | 304g
- 15 Aug 2016
- Le French Book (NY)
- Illustrations, black and white
"A phenomenal thriller series... Vivid characters, evocative international settings, and a history darker than midnight. I highly recommend!"" --Douglas Preston "Brilliantly plotted and well researched." --Le Parisien "A captivating plot that weaves in alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller." --Zonelivre "A race against the clock." --Le Figaro "A superbly esoteric blend of history and adventure." --Glenn Cooper, bestselling thriller writer "History, adventure, and thrills." --L'Express "Giacometti and Ravenne's series kickoff has abundant visceral appeal." --Kirkus Reviews (Shadow Ritual) "European bestsellers Giacometti and Ravenne make their U.S. debut with this intrigue-filled thriller." --Publishers Weekly (Shadow Ritual)