The Rule of Four

Záhadně zašifrovaný rukopis, násilná vražda na univerzitě, tajemství prince v labyrintu lží, šílenství a talentu. "Naprosto zasvěcené a daleko méně upovídané než Šifra mistra Leonarda" The New York Times. Text v angličtině.

Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets — to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled — until an ancient diary surfaces. What Tom and Paul discover inside shocks even them: proof that the location of a hidden crypt has been ciphered within the pages of the obscure Renaissance text.
Armed with this final clue, the two friends delve into the bizarre world of the Hypnerotomachia — a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence. But just as they begin to realize the magnitude of their discovery, Princeton’s snowy campus is rocked: a longtime student of the book is murdered, shot dead in the hushed halls of the history department. A tale of timeless intrigue, dazzling scholarship, and great imaginative power, The Rule of Four is the story of a young man divided between the future’s promise and the past’s allure, guided only by friendship and love. USA Today – Edward Nawotka: "The Rule of Four is more intellectually satisfying than emotionally titillating. It’s perfect beach reading for Princetonians, would-be Renaissance scholars and all who are looking to absorb some of the authors‘ awesome erudition."

  • Nakladatel:
    Random House
  • ISBN:
    978-1-856-86708-5, EAN:
    9781856867085
  • Popis: 5× CD, anglicky
  • Rok vydání:
    2005 (1. vydání)

Cena v obchodě: 253