The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

The Rule of Four

Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason

A slightly unpredictable read, which transports you straight into the action and keeps you on your toes working out the back story. Tom and Paul, two Princeton students, strive to unlock the secrets held by a complex Renaissance book. You will favour Paul if you're into the work ethic or Tom if you prefer a more balanced life style.

Extract

Paul begins fidgeting with the bread again. 'I made a decision. Staying with Vincent was the only way I could finish my thesis. I'm telling you Tom, I'm convinced this is even bigger than we thought. Francesco's crypt is this close. No one has made a find like this in years. And after your father, no one has done more work on the Hypnerotomachia than Vincent. I needed him' Paul throws the crust onto his plate. 'And he knew it.'

Parallels
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Assassini by Thomas Gifford

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