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The Devil Will Come
Glenn Cooper, author
New from the internationally bestselling thriller writer Glenn Cooper, whose books have sold more then 6 million copies worldwide, comes The Devil Will Come. The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, The Devil will come, and Faustus must be damned. These enigmatic lines from Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus may hold the key to a shocking, centuries-old truth in the thrilling new novel by internationally best-selling author Glenn Cooper. Elisabetta Celestino, a brilliant young archaeologist at work in Rome’s ancient catacombs, has discovered a unique pattern of astrological symbols on an underground wall. She feels sure that evidence of a previously unknown pre-Christian sect lies in an adjacent chamber where the untombed skeletons bear a strange anomaly, and is devastated when the Vatican refuses to support her excavation project. Ten years later, a cave-in damages the vault, and a shocking discovery is made. Following a violent and traumatic event, Elisabetta has left has left archaeology behind for the serenity of prayer and teaching, but the young nun unexpectedly finds herself in a race to solve the secret of the catacomb and prevent an apocalyptic event that threatens not only the Vatican but the future of mankind. Moving between present-day Europe, 1st-century Rome, and Elizabethan England, The Devil Will Come is an exhilarating tale of a battle between good and evil that has been fought in the shadows through the centuries and across continents—and that both sides are willing to kill to keep secret. “In The Devil Will Come, Glenn Cooper is once again skillful in playing with continuous transitions between past and present and shows he fights on the same field as Dan Brown and the esoteric thriller. He has constructed a story full of suspense taking us through dark periods like the Middle Ages and the first community of Christian martyrs.” Luca Crovi, Il Giornale, Italy "Glenn Cooper, the Indiana Jones of literature." Annarita Briganti, La Repubblica
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In a suitably ominous prelude to this imaginative thriller set in 1139 C.E. Rome, Bishop Malachy observes an unusual celestial event known as the Devil’s Tail, leading him to prophesy that, after 112 more popes, the world will end. In 2000, Elisabetta Celestino survives a murderous assault in Rome, carried out by a man with a tail. In response, she becomes a nun, but 12 years later she leaves her convent when a former professor asks her to help him explore some catacombs that may contain ancient astrological symbols she could decipher. To her shock, what she finds instead are the skeletal remains of almost 100 human bodies, all with bony tails. Cooper prolongs the suspense of the modern-day plot with flashbacks that portray the Emperor Nero and playwright Christopher Marlowe in surprising ways, which provide novel explanations for the burning of Rome and Marlowe’s murder. An interesting variation on a familiar theme. (BookLife)
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