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The Alchemist's Code by Dave Duncan
Cover Artist: Jim Griffin
Review by Sam Lubell
Ace Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015627
Date: 04 March 2008 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Dave Duncan's return to the Venice of alchemist, physician, and clairvoyant Maestro Nostradamus and his engaging apprentice Alfeo is as fun and exciting as the first book, The Alchemist's Apprentice. This book is less of a mystery, although there is a dead body that Alfeo is accused of killing, and more of a spy thriller.

From official release/information:

Book Description: The legendary Maestro Nostradamus may be able to glimpse the ever-changing future, but even he cannot see the danger that is about to envelop him and his daring apprentice Alfeo when Nostradamus is hired to find a foreign spy by Venice's ruling Council of Ten. The only clues they can offer him are the spy's intercepted messages, encoded in a seemingly unbreakable cipher.

But Nostradamus soon detects evil influences working against him, and realizes the spy can only be caught by occult means. He turns to his able apprentice, the young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, whose unique talents may prove essential to unraveling the truth.

(Source: Ace)

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