The curse of Pietro Houdini : a novel
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.
Format
Book
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
ISBN
1668020882 (hardcover) , 9781668020883 (hardcover)
Status
Hopkinton Public Library - New Adult
FIC MILLER
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Hopkinton Public Library - New AdultFIC MILLERAvailable
LocationCall NumberStatus
Agawam Public Library - New BookF MILAvailable
Amherst Jones Library - Main FloorNEW FICTION Miller DerekAvailable
Ashburnham Stevens Memorial Library - FictionMILLERAvailable
Athol Public Library - AdultFICTION MILLERAvailable
Auburn Public Library - New BooksFICTION MILLERAvailable
Show All Copies

More Details

Published
New York : Avid Reader Press, 2024.
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
xiii, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
1668020882 (hardcover) , 9781668020883 (hardcover)

Notes

Description
"August, 1943. Fourteen-year-old Massimo is all alone. Newly orphaned and fleeing from Rome after surviving the American bombing raid that killed his parents, Massimo is attacked by thugs and finds himself bloodied at the base of the Montecassino. It is there in the Benedictine abbey's shadow that a charismatic and cryptic man calling himself Pietro Houdini, the self-proclaimed 'Master Artist and confidante of the Vatican,' rescues Massimo and brings him up the mountain to serve as his assistant in preserving the treasures that lay within the monastery walls. But can Massimo believe what Pietro is saying, particularly when Massimo has secrets too? Who is this extraordinary man? When it becomes evident that Montecassino will soon become the front line in the war, Pietro Houdini and Massimo execute a plan to smuggle three priceless Titian paintings to safety down the mountain. They are joined by a nurse concealing a nefarious past, a café owner turned murderer, a wounded but chipper German soldier, and a pair of lovers along with their injured mule, Ferrari. Together they will lie, cheat, steal, fight, kill, and sin their way through battlefields to survive, all while smuggling the Renaissance masterpieces and the bag full of ancient Greek gold they have rescued from the 'safe keeping' of the Germans"--,Provided by publisher.

Other Editions and Formats

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

NoveList

Staff View

Loading Staff View.