The Medici Secret

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Penguin Random House Australia, Nov 30, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
An ancient mystery. A conspiracy of silence. A secret to kill for.

In the crypt of the Medici Chapel in Florence, scientist Edie Granger, and her uncle, Carlin Mackenzie, are examining the mummified remains of one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy.

The embalmers have done their work well in terms of outward appearance. But under the crisp skin, the organs have shrivelled to a fraction of their original size, which means it is difficult to gather usable DNA samples.

Edie and Mackenzie both have serious doubts about the true identity of at least two of the 500-year-old bodies. And no one can explain the presence of an alien object discovered resting against Cosimo di Medici's spine.

For Carlin Mackenzie, this is the most fascinating and the most dangerous discovery of his life. For Edie, it is the beginning of an obsessive, life-threatening quest.

The Medici Secret meshes past and present, cryptic clues and constant menace to produce a mystery thriller that does not relax its grip for one single moment.

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User Review  - sscarllet - LibraryThing

This book is ok. In fact, I'd say that its an excellent palate cleanser. I read it between two history books and it gave my brain a chance to relax. I would recommend it as light, fun read. Read full review

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The plot revolves around the Medici family, namely Cosimo. It asserts that Cosimo had a deep dark secret which is coming to light during an excavation on his grave in Florence. The action takes us to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Michael White has been a professional musician, a science lecturer, newspaper columnist, science editor for GQ magazine and a series consultant for the Discovery Channel's The Science of the Impossible.

First published in 1991, he is now the author of 27 books, including the bestselling Equinox and The Medici Secret. He was awarded the Bookman Prize in the US for best popular science book of 1998 for his biography of Isaac Newton, The Last Sorcerer and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Curtin University. He lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and four children.

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