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Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason bring “The Rule of Four” that can change life

Since the arrival of Dan Brown, there has been an encouraging practice of trying a different line of murder mysteries. These mysteries centers around an ancient secret that must be kept secret, and any effort to unveil that can invite serious troubles, even death. Breath taking pace of the story line, interesting plots, twists in almost every sub plots, and the suspense is kept intact till the page-a great time for the suspense thriller fans, and the writer duo of Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason comes with the latest in the market. “The Rule of Four” is no doubt an engaging murder mystery that has all the essential elements to draw your attention, and it wants to be a murder mystery, an ancient secrets thriller, a coming-of-age novel, a philosophical tome, and an exploration of the academic life. While a laudable goal, it succeeds at some of these better than others. The comparison with Da Vinci code is an obvious one, but “The Rule of Four” manages to keep its originality to keep attracting you. An ivy league murder, a mysterious coded manuscript, and the secrets of a Renaissance prince collide memorably in “The Rule of Four”, a brilliant work of fiction that weaves together suspense and scholarship, high art and unimaginable treachery. It’s Easter at Princeton. Seniors are scrambling to finish their theses. And two students, Tom Sullivan and Paul Harris, are a hair's breadth from solving the mysteries of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili--a renowned text attributed to an Italian nobleman, a work that has baffled scholars since its publication in 1499. For Tom, their research has been a link to his family's past, and an obstacle to the woman he loves. For Paul, it has become an obsession, the very reason for living. But as their deadline looms, research has stalled, until a long-lost diary surfaces with a vital clue. And when a fellow researcher is murdered just hours later, Tom and Paul realize that they are not the first to glimpse the Hypnerotomachia 's secrets. Suddenly the stakes are raised, and as the two friends sift through the codes and riddles at the heart of the text, they are beginning to see the manuscript in a new light, not simply as a story of faith, eroticism and pedantry, but as a bizarre, coded mathematical maze. And as they come closer and closer to deciphering the final puzzle of a book that has shattered careers, friendships and families, they know that their own lives are in mortal danger. Because at least one person has been killed for knowing too much. And they know even more. From the streets of fifteenth-century Rome to the rarified realm of the Ivy League, from a shocking 500 year-old murder scene to the drama of a young man's coming of age, “The Rule of Four” takes you on an entertaining, illuminating tour of history, as it builds to a pinnacle of nearly unbearable suspense. The second half of the novel reads much quicker than the first, and it's worth wading through the first section to get there. By this time you've come to know Tom and Paul well, they start unraveling the mysteries, and they face harsh realizations where their outer and inner demons lie. While far from a perfect novel, if such a thing exists, “The Rule of Four” ultimately becomes an entertaining read that will draw you into their world. By the time the ride of suspense is completed at the book's end, it's also succeeded at making the reader think and ponder his decisions in life. “The Rule of Four” is a worthy addition to anyone's library who appreciates a suspenseful and thought-provoking novel. And the discounts offered by RightBooks.in are extra reasons for you to go shopping for this book, and this page at www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9780099451952&Rule%20Of%20Four,%20The becomes your destination to get them.

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