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By Marina Fiorato

ISBN-10: 0312606362

ISBN-13: 9780312606367

In this exhilarating pass among The Da Vinci Code and The start of Venus, an irrepressible young girl in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after stumbling upon a perilous mystery whilst she serves as a version for Botticelli...
When part-time version and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra is requested by way of considered one of her such a lot exalted consumers to pose for a painter good friend, she does not brain serving as the model for the imperative determine of plant life in Sandro Botticelli's masterpiece ''Primavera.'' But when the artist dismisses her with out check, Luciana unexpectedly steals an unfinished model of the painting--only to discover that somone is able to kill her to get it back. 
What may very well be so valuable in regards to the picture? As associates and consumers are slaughtered round her, Luciana turns to the single guy who hasn't ever desired her attractiveness, beginner librarian Brother Guido. Fleeing Venice together, Luciana and Guido race during the 9 towns of Renaissance Italy, pursued by ruthless foes who're determined to hold them from interpreting the painting's secrets.
Gloriously clean and shiny, with a deliciously irreverent heroine, The Botticelli Secret is an impossible to resist mixture of historical past, wit, and suspense.

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My drink-addled mind ran through any transgressions that I might have committed that day, but came up empty. I thought I had been perfectly charming. ” The answer was a surprise. “Flirting with my uncle like a common—” He stopped himself. ” “And where is your aunt? ” Shit. I had made a gaffe, but that only made me even more bullish. ” My exclamation came out as a neigh worthy of Pene. “Jesu, let the poor man have a little fun before his dotage! He has grieved enough. ” He looked sad. ” Then the anger returned.

He asked his uncle. Lord Silvio thought for a moment. “I can do better than that. ” I spoke at last. ” My heart felt a great gladness and terror at the same time. He smiled. “No need. He has a palace here, in Pisa, that great palazzo with the red and white brick, that you may have seen today. One whole bank of the river—the Lungarno Mediceo—is named after him and his family. His heralds have given it out that he will be here in residence for the saint’s day, tomorrow. ” For it was well past midnight.

He had followed us on foot from the Piazza delle Sette Vie, leading Pene and Aquinas on their reins, but still had the energy to join the fray with enthusiasm. His bulk and strength made the huge battering ram seem as light as a matchstalk, and the opposing team fell a dozen times at its mighty prow. I watched as he skillfully smashed his ram at the Magpie’s team, once dispatching three young men at a time, to be carried into the crowd by their womenfolk and patched up by a hovering apothecary.

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