The Lost Mysteries of Leonardo
The Da Vinci Codex is a priceless collection of Leonardo's original work or is it? When Da Vinci scholar Vance Erikson discovers that several of the Codex's pages are forgeries, the search is on for the genuine documents, which may hold startling secrets and revelations.
But Erikson is not the only one seeking the missing pages. He soon finds himself the target of a murderous conspiracy that dates back to the dawn of Christianity itself. For the Da Vinci Codex is more than just a precious document. It is also the key to a long-lost discovery of frightening importance. Now, not only Erikson's life but the future itself is at stake. Ultimate power is the prize for whomever seizes ...
The Da Vinci Legacy
First published in 1983, The Da Vinci Legacy is an engrossing international thriller.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Lewis Perdue studied biology and biophysics at Cornell University. He is also the bestselling author of numerous fiction and nonfiction works, including Daughter of God and The Delphi Betrayal. Perdue lives in Sonoma, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dan Brown was not the first to theorize that Leonardo DaVinci had deep dark secrets. For centuries, the DaVinci codex has been thought to be a collection of his original work, but then, in a startling revelation, several pages are proved to be false. What is in the lost pages? Why is it worth killing to find their secrets? These are questions for Vance Erikson and his companion, Suzanne Storm to answer before the largest Christian denomination is shaken to the core and its militant enemies discover the power to destroy the world. ** While there are some minor similiarites to the more popular and contraversial book, Legacy is by no means the same book. The secrets are not as shocking, however, the action and pace are equally thrilling. ** Amanda Killgore reviewed
I have read most of Perdue's books and I think I like this one almost as much as Daughter of God. What fun to read another mad dash through the Da Vinci theme. You can see where this book was the start of Perdue's interest back in the 1980s in Da Vinci and religious themes. I really enjoyed the whole thing; plot, characters and Perdue's unique way of spinning a tale.
I read this book probably 6 months ago and I still havn't recovered. He puts so much detail into every scene and act. I found myself re-reading pages because I kept thinking I missed something in all of the mindless diatribe. For a character to walk 20 feet, it took one to two paragraphs to describe his mood, what he was seeing, should he turn left, why not? Maybe right. Aside that, the plot, well I hardly recall the plot. Good luck!
An intriguing story, unfortunately poorly rewritten to ride the coat-tails of The DaVinci code. In a distracting attempt to bring the book from it's 1983 version into a time frame dating it to 2012 the writer left a few of his lead characters and key points behind. The result leaves one of the lead characters to be 104 years old while still functining as a man in his 70's.