THE LAFAYETTE SWORD
Gold. Obsession. Secrets.
Following the murder of a Freemason brother, Antoine Marcas uncovers unsettling truths about gold and its power to fascinate and corrupt. A priceless sword is stolen and deaths ensue setting the Freemason detective on a case of Masons turned bad. A clue points to mysteries and conspiracy about elusive pure gold, launching a frantic, deadly race between two symbolic places—the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. A captivating plot weaves alchemy and the Middle Ages into a modern-day thriller. With “vivid characters, an evocative international setting and history darker than midnight,” this thriller is for readers who love ancient myths, secret societies, chilling narrative and modern speed.
Over 200,000 copies sold in France alone
The series has sold over 2 million copies worldwide
Published in 18 countries.
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Jacques Ravenne is a literary scholar who has also written a biography of the Marquis de Sade and edited his letters. He loves to explore the hidden side of major historical events. Eric Giacometti was an investigative reporter for a major French newspaper. He has covered a number of high-profile scandals and has done exhaustive research in the area of freemasonry.
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Anne Trager has a passion for crime fiction that equals her love of France. After years working in translation, publishing and communications, she founded Le French Book.
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The Lafayette Sword
by Eric Giacometti & Jacques Ravenne; translated by Anne Trager—published by Le French Book—ISBN: 9781943998036 (ebook)/ 9781943998043 (trade paperback) — First published in French (Frère de sang, Fleuve Noire, Paris)—Release: July 2016.