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The Tower By Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Part archaeological adventure, part philological mystery and a totally thumping good read!

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The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

70 AD. A group of Roman soldiers crossing the Sahara desert is destroyed by a ferocious and mysterious presence hidden in a solitary tower at the extreme borders of the sea of sand. The sole survivor, the Etruscan seer Avile Vipinas, is inexplicably saved by the sound of his silver sistrum.

Nineteen centuries later, young American scholar Philip Garrett is investigating his father's disappearance in the desert 10 years earlier when he discovers the house of Avile Vipinas in the underground ruins of Pompeii, sealed by the earthquake of 79 AD.The ancient seer, before his death, had tried to describe the horrific presence in the Tower of Solitude and to make the first faltering steps to its destruction . . .

Who is the ancient civilization - older than the oldest known - that created this tower? What is its purpose?

After conquering the ancient world with his bestselling novels of antiquity, Valerio Manfredi has written a page-turning period thriller with an ancient twist.

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About Valerio Massimo Manfredi


Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published nine works of fiction, including the 'Alexander' trilogy, which has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world and has written screenplays for cinema and television.

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GOR002644380
The Tower by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2006-10-06
304
1405052015
9781405052016
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