The Secret Supper (Hardcover)
|Already an international phenomenon, this riveting novel depicts a deadly game of wits between the brilliant but religiously suspect Leonardo Da Vinci and a Dominican inquisitor who is intent on bringing him to trial for heresy.|
From the Publisher:
Tightly paced and atmospheric, The Secret Supper is a dazzling historical thriller with a unique vision of both Leonardo da Vinci's genius and his masterpiece -- which you will never look at in the same way again.
Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling -- and blasphemous -- message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics -- and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus? The clues to Leonardo's greatest puzzle are right before your eyes...
About the Author:
Unlike the other books in this vein, this historical thriller takes place entirely in the past--specifically, during the late 15th century. The actions of a religious fanatic calling himself the Soothsayer leads the Vatican to assign investigator Father Agostino Leyre to visit Leonardo da Vinci's latest work, the Last Supper, to determine if the artist is encoding blasphemous beliefs into the fresco.