THE BOTTICELLI SECRET by Marina Fiorato
In the heart of Medici Florence, part-time model and full-time prostitute Luciana Vetra stumbles across a deadly secret.
Asked by one of her most exalted clients to pose as a favour for a painter friend, she finds herself the model for the central figure of Flora in Sandro Botticelli’s famous Primavera. During her time in Botticelli’s studiolo, Luciana makes a startling discovery.
She enlists the help of the one man who has never wanted her – novice librarian Brother Guido of Santa Croce, in an effort to explain what she has found.
Monk and Courtesan find themselves in mortal danger as they are pursued through nine cities of Renaissance Italy in an attempt to decode the painting’s secrets.
The pair soon realize that the Primavera’s hidden message reveals a political conspiracy that reaches all the way up to Lorenzo de Medici himself.