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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up the Plan, a hoax that connects the mediev....

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PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM"An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose."--TIME

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM"An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose." TIME

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM "An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD "Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose."--TIME

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT S PENDULUM "An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD "Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose." TIME"

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT S PENDULUM"An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose." TIME"

PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT S PENDULUM

"An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

"Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose." TIME

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PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM

-An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo.---THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

-Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose.---TIME



PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S PENDULUM

"An intellectual adventure story, as sensational, thrilling, and packed with arcana as Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Count of Monte Cristo."--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

"Endlessly diverting . . . Even more intricate and absorbing than his international bestseller The Name of the Rose."--TIME

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Three book editors, jaded by reading far too many crackpot manuscripts on the mystic and the occult, are inspired to have some fun by an extraordinary conspiracy story told to them by a strange colonel. They start feeding random bits of information into a powerful computer capable of inventing connections between the entries, thinking they are creating nothing more than an amusing game, but then their game starts to take over, the deaths start mounting, and they are forced into a frantic search for the truth.

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