Il segno dell'aquila

(The Sign of the Eagle)

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., September 2015, pp.350

This is a journey through time, about myths and current affairs: from the mythical treasure of Porsenna, searched for by many and never found, to a terrifying story of organ trafficking, and the incumbent ISIS threat.

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It all starts when Oswald Breil receives a call for help. Breil has been an Israeli Prime Minister, a Mossad agent: Laura, the sister of his trustworthy associate Toni has disappeared. Laura is a researcher and biologist who works for a multinational company with a head office in Geneva and luxurious clinics all over the world. The multinational is directed by Monsignor Fausto Denague, the founder and manager of the Holy Resurrection Brotherhood, also known as “the mediator”; he is a man who may not be as transparent as he would appear to be. Toni fears the worst, because his sister Laura is the custodian of a powerful secret: she knows the location of the Porsenna treasure. When her body is found a few days later, it seems Toni’s worst fears are well founded. For Oswald Breil and his partner in life and work Sara Terracini, this is just the beginning of an incredible and extremely dangerous case.
This is an forceful novel, one which is historically accurate in its reconstruction, and which deals with sensitive issues that torment our daily lives.

The first adventure novel that deals with the issue of the Islamic State.

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., September 2015, pp.350

  • “Buticchi’s novels originate from a sudden flash: Imagination is unbound here”

    Corriere della Sera

  • “Buticchi accumulates, weaves, superimposes, and in a way excessively inflates his stories ignoring all health warnings (…) Yet the engine of Buticchi’s plots runs smoothly”

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    Wilbur Smith

Marco Buticchi

Marco Buticchi was born in La Spezia in 1957. He is an eager traveller: travelling satisfies his inquisitive mind and his taste for adventure as well as nurturing his attention to detail – an essential trait when shaping his concise and sharp descriptions. He is the first Italian author to be published by Longanesi in the series “The Masters of Adventure” alongside celebrated writers such as Wilbur Smith, Clive Cussler and Patrick O’Brian. His books have enjoyed huge critical and commercial success. All Buticchi’s novels are constantly being reprinted in Italy and have sold over 1,500,000 copies in Italy alone!

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