A Templar in disguise. A dangerous scientist. And a killer who turns hearts to iron ...In 14th-century Italy, Mondino is a university anatomist - a man of science in a land governed by the brutal Inquisition.
But the corpse brought to Mondino's laboratory one stormy night defies natural law: The victim is a Templar knight, and his heart has been transformed into a block of iron. Is it alchemy? Or the diabolical work of an ingenious killer? Aided by his headstrong student Gerardo - a young man concealing a deadly secret identity - Mondino must outwit both ruthless Inquisitors and vengeful Templars if he's to stop a murderer who threatens to shake the very foundations of Christendom.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 29/09/2011
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780751545395