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The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello
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Apr 27, 2011

really liked it
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Read from April 19 to 27, 2011

I won this book so I would like to thank Goodreads for an advance copy. I am happy to say I enjoyed this book quite a bit, it had some interesting and unexpected surprises and it was really well written. In The Medusa Amulet, Robert Masello, who also wrote Blood and Ice, brings us a thriller with an unusual mix of the supernatural. David Franco, a bright young renaissance scholar at Chicago’s Newberry Library, is in search of an artifact that could help save his sister’s life and earn him a promotion. A wealthy patron and donor to the library, offers Franco $1 million to find a medallion with the face of Medusa and a small mirror. The Medusa Amulet, supposedly made by master renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini, is rumored to have mystical powers. Franco’s sister Sarah is dying of breast cancer so he agrees to search for the amulet so he can use the money to pay her medical bills and maybe even save her life. Franco soon learns that he is not the only one interested in the amulet as he is hunted by assassins and demons. He is aided by a beautiful Italian tour guide, Olivia Levi, who has her own theories involving the occult and Nazis. Franco’s quest takes him from Chicago to Florence and then to Paris. The story is interesting and of course a bit fantastical but has enough historical support to make the story in interesting and entertaining read. This book raises the bar with renaissance art conspiracy theme. I will definitely look for more of Masello’s novels, and as Joe Bob says… Check it out!

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