The Tower

by Alessandro Gallenzi

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Tower Synopsis

Jordan, 2014. As an ambitious digitization project gathers pace in a vast building outside Amman, some unpublished writings by Giordano Bruno - flawed genius of the late Renaissance, renegade philosopher, occultist with a prodigious memory - disappear together with the Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to study them. When the priest is found dead and a series of mysterious threats ensues, it becomes clear that stakes are high for all the parties openly or covertly involved. What dangerous ideas were contained in the stolen manuscripts? What was the ultimate secret that Bruno tried to hide from the Holy Inquisition, even as he was persecuted, imprisoned, tortured and finally burnt alive in Rome? In this riveting, meticulously researched new novel, Alessandro Gallenzi draws on his experience as a publisher in the digital era and casts a light into the darker side of our modern technological world, while revealing how a well-kept secret can change the course of history for ever.

The Tower Press Reviews

'Gallenzi's passion really takes flight when it comes to Bruno - and the book lifts off.'
The Independent

'Gallenzi combines his two narratives with engaging skill - this deft and enjoyable novel makes the case for intellectual freedom.'
The Scotsman

'[Alessandro Gallenzi] has done much assiduous and scholarly research - He is the thinking person's Dan Brown'
The Tablet

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ISBN: 9781846883767
Publication date: 21/05/2016
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781846883767
Publication date: 21st May 2016
Author: Alessandro Gallenzi
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alessandro Gallenzi

Alessandro Gallenzi is the founder of Hesperus Press, Alma Books and Oneworld Classics, and the successor of John Calder at the helm of Calder Publications. As well as being a literary publisher with almost ten years of experience, he is a prize-winning translator, a poet, a playwright and a novelist. His collection of poetry, Modern Bestiary - Ars Poetastrica, was published in 2005 to critical acclaim. He lives in Richmond with his wife and two children. Alessandro Gallenzi on Bestseller... Why should a publisher take up a pen and write a novel? Aren’t there enough writers already? Every week ...

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