The Malice of Fortune

The Malice of Fortune

Large Print - 2012
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When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own son hostage. When Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope's surviving son, she enlists obscure Florentine diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli and eccentric military engineer Leonardo da Vinci to help decipher the clues. (Bestseller)
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410453457
1410453456
Branch Call Number: LP MF Enni
Characteristics: 647 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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salgeogal
May 17, 2016

7 out of 10. I enjoyed it, but bits were pretty far fetched

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ApollosRaven
Aug 27, 2014

Michael Ennis portrays Machiavelli as attempting to use his knowledge of human nature to profile a serial murderer; while Da Vinci is pioneering forensic science. Fun, if far-fetched.

hania4987 Jul 01, 2013

multi-layered story which transcends the crime fiction / mystery genres.

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tocch101
May 29, 2013

An interesting read that makes the characters you've always heard about in history class really come alive. The overall story line is complicated and not completely explained, but it is history.

ChristchurchLib Mar 11, 2013

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naeschbach Oct 18, 2012

a little too precious...and scattered.

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