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The Astronomer: A Novel of Suspense
 
 
Author
Lawrence Goldstone.
Publisher Walker  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780802719867
Pages/Publication Date 295/2010
Daedalus Item Code 31870
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A student at Paris's Collège de Montaigu, serving as a courier for the Inquisition, is murdered by members of a Lutheran sect for the packet of letters he is carrying, in this 16th-century historical thriller by the author of The Anatomy of Deception. The dead man's friend and fellow classmate Amaury de Faverges—the illegitimate son of the Duke of Savoy and an expert in astronomy and natural science—is recruited as his replacement and promised a decree of legitimacy if he can uncover the secret that threatens to overturn Catholicism and the reign of François I.

"Clever, fast-moving, and richly depicted, The Astronomer is the kind of book that makes you forget about dinner—until you smell the chicken burning in the oven."—NYJournal of Books

"Lawrence Goldstone has produced a thinking person's suspense novel, a moral thriller whose plot is propelled along by ideas as much as by action. The novel's hairpin turns lead us through the history of astronomy, the politics of religion, questions of loyalty and faith, and the grubby labyrinth that was 16th-century Paris."—Ross King

 
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