The Malice of Fortune

Author: Michael Ennis
Publisher: Cornerstone
Category: Historical Crime, Historical Crime, Historical Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

When Pope Alexander Borgia dispatches Damiata, a beautiful courtesan, to the remote fortress city of Imola in Northern Italy to learn the truth behind the murder of his beloved son, she knows she cannot fail, for the Pope holds her own son hostage. Once there, Damiata falls under the spell of the charismatic Duke Valentino Borgia, whose own life is threatened by the condottieri, a powerful cabal of mercenary warlords. As the murders multiply, Damiata's search for the killer grows more urgent. And so she enlists the help of an obscure Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli, and an eccentric military engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. Together they begin to decipher the killer's taunting riddles: Leonardo with his groundbreaking science of observation and Machiavelli with his new science of men. Traveling across a land torn apart by war, Damiata and Machiavelli enter a labyrinth of ancient superstition and erotic obsession to discover at its center a new face of evil and a terrible secret - a secret is still to be found within the lines of Machiavelli's most controversial book, The Prince.

About Michael Ennis
Michael Ennis studied history at the University of California, Berkeley, taught history at the University of Texas, Austin, and developed museum programmes as a Rockerfeller Foundation Fellow.
He is the author of two historical novels, Duchess of Milan and Byzantium, and lives in Dallas with his television producer wife, Ellen, and their daughter, Arielle.


SKU BK-9780099579793
Barcode # 9780099579793
Brand Cornerstone
Artist / Author Michael Ennis
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 2.600m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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