Il segreto del faraone nero

(The Secret of the black pharaoh)

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., September 2018, pp.552

A great new adventure that travels across the centuries, the intrigues and setting of a mysterious civilisation with a unique, undying allure: the Ancient Egyptians.

Egypt, 1798. Archeologist Claude de Duras is dispatched to Egypt following Napoleon’s army, and there devotes himself to studying the mysteries and culture of the land of the Pharaohs. Because the military expedition is afflicted by bad luck, Napoleon Bonaparte is forced to give up the gold discovered by de Duras during his excavations, in exchange for loans that could improve the chances of the expedition. However, nobody can possibly imagine the extent and value of the French archeologist’s discoveries. A trail of death follows anybody who, from then on, comes to know of his extraordinary findings…
Present-day Canada. On her deathbed, the adoptive mother of Oswald Breil, former head of Mossad and former prime minister of Israel – a recurring character in Buticchi’s novels – reveals that his family’s death, too, might be linked to these discoveries

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., September 2018, pp.552

  • “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”

    Corriere della Sera/Sette

  • “An Italian Ken Follett, but I could also say Steven Spielberg”

    Corrado Augias, journalist and writer

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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