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The Malice of Fortune

(2012)
A novel by

 
Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we learn the secret history behind one of the most controversial works in the western canon, The Prince...

When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of Juan, his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own young son hostage. Once there, Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope's surviving son, the charismatic Duke Valentino, whose own life is threatened by the condottieri, a powerful cabal of mercenary warlords. Damiata suspects that the killer she seeks is one of the brutal condottierri, and as the murders multiply, her quest grows more urgent. She enlists the help of an obscure Florentine diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Valentino's eccentric military engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, who together must struggle to decipher the killer's taunting riddles: Leonardo with his groundbreaking "science of observation" and Machiavelli with his new "science of men." Traveling across an Italy torn apart by war, they will enter a labyrinth of ancient superstition and erotic obsession to discover at its center a new face of evil - and a truth that will shake the foundations of western civilization.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 1-78089-097-4 / 978-1-78089-097-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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December 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Malice of Fortune (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 1-4104-5345-6 / 978-1-4104-5345-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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September 2012 : USA Hardback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-385-53631-3 / 978-0-385-53631-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-7710-3075-4 / 978-0-7710-3075-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-09-957979-0 / 978-0-09-957979-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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June 2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-7710-3079-7 / 978-0-7710-3079-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Malice of Fortune: A Novel of the Renaissance
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-307-95104-9 / 978-0-307-95104-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 1-78089-094-X / 978-1-78089-094-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Century
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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October 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-449-01283-2 / 978-0-449-01283-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
ISBN: 0-449-01285-9 / 978-0-449-01285-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: Anchor
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Malice of Fortune
Author(s): Michael Ennis
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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