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In January of 1497, Fray Augustin Leyre, a Dominican Inquisitor and expert on the interpretation of secret messages, is sent to supervise Leonardo Da ...Show synopsisIn January of 1497, Fray Augustin Leyre, a Dominican Inquisitor and expert on the interpretation of secret messages, is sent to supervise Leonardo Da Vinci's last touches to "The Last Supper" painting. He was sent by Alejandro VI who had heard that Da Vinci was painting the twelve apostles without their halo of sanctity, that the chalice was missing, and that Leonardo had painted himself in the painting with his back to Jesus. This could have sent him to the inquisition. Why then did he do this? Was Leonardo Da Vinci a heretic? Full of misleading facts and controversies, "The Secret Supper" reveals the truth behind Da Vinci's best-known Christian piece. After finishing this novel, you'll never see "The Last Supper" in the same way again.Hide synopsis
The Secret Supper (Atria Books) – Trade paperback (2006)
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Trade paperback, Atria Books 2006
ISBN: 1416544291 ISBN-13: 9781416544296
Already an international phenomenon, this riveting novel depicts a deadly game of wits between the brilliant but religiously suspect Leonardo Da Vinci and a Dominican inquisitor who is intent on bringing him to trial for heresy.Already an international phenomenon, this riveting novel depicts a deadly game of wits between the brilliant but religiously suspect Leonardo Da Vinci and a Dominican inquisitor who is intent on bringing him to trial for heresy.Hide
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I bought this because I had read the authors latest book The Lost Angel, and wanted to read what else he had written. I got hooked on historical mysteries and such with The DaVinci Code and have been reading several other authors like Steve Berry and Raymond Khoury as well. Anyhow, this is a different ...
As the headline says, this is less "breathless" than Brown's Da Vinci Code but where it aims for the cerebral quality of The Name of the Rose, it falls far short. OK, I'm an historian and art historian, but to be frank, I solved the "mystery" merely by looking at the illustrations on the endpapers. ...
Not a bad mystery overall. I understand that it is the first book of a trilogy. Presents some very interesting perspectives on the story of Jesus from Mary Magdalene's view. The stories from Mary's view are sometimes quite intense. The modern day part of the mystery at times is a bit hard to follow. ...
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