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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date May 27, 2014
Pages 456
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062305282
ISBN-10 006230528X
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
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A cerebral literary thriller in the vein of Dan Brown, Matthew Pearl, and Sam Bourne, The Orpheus Descent follows classical philosopher Plato on a mysterious journey to Italy that will ignite a conspiracy that burns into the present.

The greatest thinker in human history, Plato, travels to Italy seeking initiation into the Orphic mysteries: the secret to the Underworld known only to the gods. But the knowledge he discovers is terrifying.

Two millennia later, twelve ancient golden tablets secreted in museums around the world hold sacred information known to only a few—the pathway the dead must follow to the afterlife. And archaeologist Lily Barnes has just found another on a dig in southern Italy. But this tablet is far more valuable—and dangerous—than the rest. It holds the key to hell itself.

Now, Lily is gone and her husband, Jonah, is desperate to find her. He knows she is alive—and in mortal danger—and he’s willing to go to hell itself to find her. But the deeper he descends on this dark and twisting journey, the more Jonah’s fear rises, for not everyone who travels where Lily has gone will find their way back. . . .



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Hardcover
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from Hodder & Stoughton (May 23, 2013)
9781444731354 | details & prices | 496 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.72 lbs | List price $28.70
About: A cerebral literary thriller in the vein of Dan Brown, Matthew Pearl, and Sam Bourne, The Orpheus Descent follows classical philosopher Plato on a mysterious journey to Italy that will ignite a conspiracy that burns into the present.
Paperback
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from Harpercollins (May 27, 2014)
9780062305282 | details & prices | 456 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A cerebral literary thriller in the vein of Dan Brown, Matthew Pearl, and Sam Bourne, The Orpheus Descent follows classical philosopher Plato on a mysterious journey to Italy that will ignite a conspiracy that burns into the present.

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