November 1973. Professor Periklis Harvatis, working alone and late into the night on an important archaelogical dig, has unearthed a magnificent golden vase upon which the enigmatic images of a long lost, second Odyssey are engraved, showing the mystery of Ulyssess last and final voyage. But in the bleak chamber where he finds it he sees something so frightening that - a broken man - less than 7 hours later he is dead
but not before he has ensured the safety of the vase.
Ten years on a series of violently gruesome deaths connected to the rape and murder, during the student protests in Athens, of a beautiful Greek woman on the same night as Prof Harvatiss discovery is perplexing the authorities. Each atrocity is accompanied by dire quotes from the ancient sources exposing an ingeniously cruel mind behind these events.
Who is behind these murders? How are these two events connected? And what is the significance of the age-old prophecy of the Odyssey?
After conquering the ancient world with his best selling novels of antiquity, best-selling author, Valerio Manfredi, takes on a page-turning, modern thriller with an ancient twist.
I have read nearly ever book by Manfredi and love all of them! but this one was not his best! i did enjoy it, but i did start to get bored by the end. Read morePublished on 15 Jun. 2006 by Manfredi Lover
Having enjoyed Manfredi's books in the past I was not sure what to expect with what is a more modern tale than the usual historical novels. Read morePublished on 18 Oct. 2005 by M
This could have been a gripping thriller - if somebody had bothered to edit the English-language version after it was translated from the Italian! Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2005 by ubw