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The Seventh Sacrament
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delacorte Pr
Publication date July 31, 2007
Pages 397
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385339568
ISBN-10 0385339569
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When the son of archaeology professor Giorgio Bramante vanishes, leaving behind a shirt that begins to manifest fresh bloodstains, Detective Nic Costa and his associates venture into the depths of subterranean Rome to solve a cold case with ties to an evil far older than Christianity and to a killer with all-too-deadly intentions. By the author of The Lizard's Bite. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In the heat of a Rome summer, a seven-year-old boy vanishes in the dank catacombs beneath the city. Now fourteen years have passed, and in acclaimed author David Hewson’s stunning new crime novel the heart-wrenching case has come back to life as Detective Nic Costa and his fellow investigators search through layers of their city’s history–for a killer leaving a trail of bodies, lust, and revenge.

When young Alessio Bramante vanished, there was plenty of blame to go around. His father, a
charismatic professor of archaeology, inexplicably left Alessio alone near a labyrinth of ancient
tunnels and excavations. Six of the professor’s university students, fueled by booze and bravado, involved the boy in their own bizarre ritual at an altar of the ancient warrior god Mithras. And then there were the police: a commanding officer left Giorgio Bramante alone with the prime
suspect, allowing Alessio’s father to beat the man to death.

After years in prison, Giorgio has been set free and, one by one, those connected to the boy’s
disappearance are dying. As Costa and his fellow detectives scramble to find Giorgio, they are thrust into a darkening web of hidden perversions and secret passions past and present.
Because at the heart of this case–as close and as far away as Rome’s underground treasures–is the unanswered question: what really happened to little Alessio Bramante fourteen years ago–and why was his body never found?

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Hardcover
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from Delacorte Pr (July 31, 2007)
9780385339568 | details & prices | 397 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $22.00
About: When the son of archaeology professor Giorgio Bramante vanishes, leaving behind a shirt that begins to manifest fresh bloodstains, Detective Nic Costa and his associates venture into subterranean Rome to solve a case with ties to an evil far older than Christianity.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Dell Pub Co (June 24, 2008)
9780440242994 | details & prices | 552 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $6.99
About: In the heat of a Rome summer, a seven-year-old boy vanishes in the dank catacombs beneath the city.

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