The Secret Supper: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 20, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Milan, 1497: Leonardo da Vinci is completing his masterpiece, The Last Supper. Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling -- and blasphemous -- message, which he is determined to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table and, shockingly, the apostles are portraits of well-known heretics -- none of them 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....
  

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Javier Sierra, whose works have been translated into thirty-five languages, is the author of The Lost Angel, The Lady in Blue, and the New York Times bestselling novel The Secret Supper. One of the most accomplished authors on the Spanish literary scene, Sierra studied journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid and soon after started working for mass media in Spain. He published his first nonfiction book in 1995 and his first novel in 1998. Between 1998 and 2005 he edited the monthly magazine Más Allá de la Ciencia (Beyond Science) and directed his own TV show El otro lado de la realidad (The Other Side of Reality) in Telemadrid, Spain. A native of Teruel, Spain, he currently lives in Málaga.

Alberto Manguel is the author of "A History of Reading" and (with Gianni Guadalupi) of "The Dictionary of Imaginery Places". His novel "News from a Foreign Country Came" won the McKitterick prize in 1992.

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