Through the eyes of a Spanish architect in Rome, the dark period surrounding the rise and fall of Fascism roars to life as the architect, a passionate young librarian, and an Italian prince become entangled in a web of intrigue, love, and deceit involving a fateful map whose secrets have the power to destroy them.
Fascism is on the rise. Jose and his wife Montse wait out the Spanish Civil War at the Spanish Academy in Rome. When they sell an ancient text found in the Academy's forgotten archive, they become embroiled in a Nazi plot to collect mystical artifacts for the practice of the black arts. Most coveted by the Fuhrer himself: The Creator's Map, a document showing the power centers of the universe, said to be traced by God's own hand.
OK, so if you're looking for a DaVinci Code kind of book, don't let the description fool you, this isn't it. Written well, narrated well, but the story was neither exciting nor interesting. You might want to try something else.