An inspired twisting of history and fiction by the critically celebrated, best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault s Pendulum
Umberto Eco has written works of fiction, literary criticism and philosophy. His first novel, The Name of the Rose, was a major international bestseller, and he has since published four other novels, along with many brilliant collections of essays.
"[Eco's] latest takes that longtime thriller darling, the conspiracy theory, and turns it into something grander...Sold to 40 countries and said to be controversial; a speed-read with smarts." --"Library Journal, ""My Picks" "A whirlwind tour of conspiracy and political intrigue...this dark tale is delightfully embellished with sophisticated and playful commentary on, among other things, Freud, metafiction, and the challenges of historiography." --"Booklist" "Intriguing, hilarious....a tale by a master." --"Publishers Weekly "boxed review "He's got a humdinger in this new high-level whodunit...a perplexing, multilayered, attention-holding mystery." --"Kirkus", starred