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Secretum

(2009)
(The second book in the Atto Melani series)
A novel by

 
 
July, 1700, Rome. Atto Melani - once a celebrated castrato soprano, now a spy in the service of King Louis XIV, the Sun King - mingles with other high-ranking guests at the villa of Cardinal Spada. Despite being there to celebrate the Cardinal's nephew's wedding, the main topic of conversation is the grave illness of the Pope and the approaching demise of Charles II, King of Spain. Charles has no heir and Kaiser Leopold of Austria and King Louis are each demanding the throne, with the Vatican supposedly mediating. Keen to promote his master's cause, Melani sets in motion a grandiose conspiracy that will plunge him into a world of secret languages, religious sects, forged Royal wills and Europe into war.



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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Secretum
Author(s): Rita Monaldi, Francesco Sorti
ISBN: 1-84697-104-7 / 978-1-84697-104-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Secretum
Author(s): Rita Monaldi, Francesco Sorti
ISBN: 1-84697-146-2 / 978-1-84697-146-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Secretum
Author(s): Rita Monaldi, Rita Monaldi, Francesco Sorti
Publisher: Polygon
Availability: Amazon UK