By Robert Masello
Benvenuto Cellini, grasp artisan of Renaissance Italy, as soon as crafted a stunning amulet prized for its unbelievable power—and untold risk. Now the hunt to recuperate this mythical artifact is dependent upon one guy: David Franco, a super yet skeptical younger pupil at Chicago’s world-renowned Newberry Library. What starts off as an easy research spirals right into a story of harmful intrigue, as Franco races from the châteaux of France to the palazzos of Rome in a determined look for the final word treasure—and a solution to a riddle that has questioned mankind because the starting of time. Aided via a stunning younger Florentine harboring darkish secrets and techniques, pursued via lethal assassins, and combating demons of his personal, Franco needs to eventually confront an evil more than something conjured in his worst nightmares.