By Scott G. Mariani
A centuries-old secret. An “accidental” demise. A conspiracy which could lead to homicide. Former British distinctive Air carrier officer Ben wish is working for his existence. Enlisted by way of Leigh Llewellyn—the attractive, world-famous opera big name and Ben’s first love—to examine her brother, Oliver’s, mysterious demise, Ben unearths himself stuck up in a puzzle relationship again to the 1700s.
At the time of his demise, Oliver was once engaged on a brand new ebook approximately Mozart. notwithstanding the legit document states that Oliver died in a sad coincidence, the proof don’t upload up. yet as Ben and Leigh dig deeper, they locate that Oliver’s examine finds that Mozart, a awesome Freemason, can have been killed by means of a shadowy and strong splinter team of the association. the one facts lies in a lacking letter, believed to were written by means of Mozart himself. whilst Leigh and Ben obtain a video documenting a ritual sacrifice played via hooded males, they become aware of that the sect remains to be in lifestyles this present day and may cease at not anything to maintain its secrets and techniques.
From the dreaming spires of Oxford and Venice’s labyrinthine canals to the majestic structure of Vienna, Ben and Leigh needs to race throughout Europe to discover the reality at the back of the Mozart conspiracy earlier than they turn into its subsequent sufferers. within the culture of Robert Ludlum and Dan Brown, Scott Mariani’s The Mozart Conspiracy is an electrifying mystery and the beginning of an exhilarating new sequence.
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