In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. Through a heartless murder and his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine uncovers the mystery of the Rossi brigade, former M.A.F.I.A. assassins, and the secret agenda of the dreaded Inquisition.
In the wind of the raging social storm that will soon tear through Europe and America with the flame of revolution, Sigismundo begins his journey of discovery, joined by the boy Mozart, Dr. Frankenstein, Casanova the spy, lover and magician ... and a mysterious violet-eyed assassin who calls him "brother." Join him. The journey has just begun.
'More important than Ulysses or Finnegans Wake.' - Timothy Leary
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NOVELIST, TEACHER AND FORMER PLAYBOY EDITOR Robert Anton Wilson is the author of Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati; The New Inquisition; Reality Is What You Can Get Away With; the Illuminatus! trilogy (with Robert Shea); Prometheus Rising; The Walls Came Tumbling Down; Wilhelm Reich in Hell; Sex, Drugs & Magick and many other works.