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Rule of Four, the (2004) [Novel]
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Princeton. Good Friday, 1999. On the eve of graduation, two students are a hairsbreadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Famous for its hypnotic power over those who study it, the five-hundred-year-old Hypnerotomachia may finally reveal its secrets -- to Tom Sullivan, whose father was obsessed with the book, and Paul Harris, whose future depends on it. As the deadline looms, research has stalled -- until an ancient diary surfaces. What Tom and Paul discover inside shocks even them: proof that the location of a hidden crypt has been ciphered within the pages of the obscure Renaissance text.

Armed with this final clue, the two friends delve into the bizarre world of the Hypnerotomachia -- a world of forgotten erudition, strange sexual appetites, and terrible violence. But just as they begin to realize the magnitude of their discovery, Princeton's snowy campus is rocked: a longtime student of the book is murdered, shot dead in the hushed halls of the history department.

Original title: The Rule of Four
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryArcane And Academic Thrillers

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The Rule of Four (2004)
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Language: English

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The Rule of Four (2004)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dell Publishing
ISBN: 0385337116
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 372

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Rule of Four, The (May 11, 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, New York
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780385337113
Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 in
Pages: 384

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