By Scott G. Mariani
A centuries-old secret. An “accidental” demise. A conspiracy which could lead to homicide. Former British distinct Air carrier officer Ben desire is working for his lifestyles. Enlisted by way of Leigh Llewellyn—the appealing, world-famous opera megastar and Ben’s first love—to examine her brother, Oliver’s, mysterious demise, Ben unearths himself stuck up in a puzzle relationship again to the 1700s.
At the time of his demise, Oliver used to be engaged on a brand new e-book approximately Mozart. notwithstanding the reliable record states that Oliver died in a sad coincidence, the proof don’t upload up. yet as Ben and Leigh dig deeper, they locate that Oliver’s learn unearths that Mozart, a impressive Freemason, could have been killed by means of a shadowy and strong splinter staff of the association. the single evidence lies in a lacking letter, believed to were written by way of Mozart himself. while Leigh and Ben obtain a video documenting a ritual sacrifice played through hooded males, they become aware of that the sect remains to be in life at the present time and should cease at not anything to maintain its secrets and techniques.
From the dreaming spires of Oxford and Venice’s labyrinthine canals to the majestic structure of Vienna, Ben and Leigh needs to race throughout Europe to discover the reality in the back of the Mozart conspiracy sooner than they turn into its subsequent sufferers. within the culture of Robert Ludlum and Dan Brown, Scott Mariani’s The Mozart Conspiracy is an electrifying mystery and the beginning of a thrilling new sequence.
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I had a sense this wouldn’t lead anywhere,’ Leigh stated. ‘But Arno donated whatever. The receipt proves it. ’ They walked down an extended hall. On both sides have been rows of vintage violins, violas and cellos in the back of glass. ‘He was once a collector,’ she stated. ‘He can have donated whatever. A portray, an tool. ’ She pointed on the violins in the back of the glass. ‘Could were the sort of, for all we all know. ’ He stopped. ‘We’re idiots. ’ ‘What? ’ ‘It’s long past home,’ he acknowledged. She stared at him in confusion. ‘It’s long past home,’ he repeated. ‘Arno acknowledged the letter had long gone domestic. It’s long past again to the place it got here from. He didn’t suggest the museum itself. It’s by no means been right here prior to. ’ ‘We’re within the fallacious position? ’ ‘Maybe not,’ he stated, taking a look up and down the hall. ‘We have to locate the piano express. ’ figuring out dawned on her face. ‘Shit, i believe you're correct. ’ ‘Would you know your dad’s previous piano in the event you observed it? ’ ‘You wager i'd. ’ Their footsteps rang quick off the parquet as they moved quickly again up the hall to discover the keyboard tools part. via an archway to the aspect, flanked with crimson drapes, they discovered it. the massive room was once filled with outdated keyboard tools, pianos, spinets and harpsichords, all hugely restored and glowing. They stood on plinths, cordoned off with don't contact symptoms on them. Ben walked in between them. ‘Can you spot it wherever? ’ he requested. ‘This is it,’ she stated, pointing. She ran over to the outdated tool close to the window. It used to be substantial and ornate. Its woodwork gleamed dully less than the museum lighting. She turned around it. ‘Christ, final time I observed this it used to be part restored, all stripped right down to the naked wooden and bits chipped off all over. yet it’s certainly the only. ’ ‘You’re certain? ’ ‘I’d comprehend it at any place. ’ Ben studied the piano conscientiously, operating his eye over the seriously varnished floor, the mother-of-pearl inlays and the sparkling ivory and ebony keys. excessive of the keyboard, in gold letters, used to be the maker’s identify: Josef Bohm, Vienna. It had 3 intricately carved legs, on the entrance and one preserving up the lengthy tail on the again. It was once approximately twelve ft lengthy, sturdy and heavy. ‘So remind me,’ he acknowledged. ‘Which leg was once hole? ’ Leigh placed her finger to the nook of her mouth, considering. ‘It was once one of many entrance ones. ’ ‘Left or correct? ’ ‘Right, i believe. No, left. ’ Ben leaned over the safety cordon, yet he couldn’t get shut sufficient to envision the piano correctly. He glanced round. there has been not anyone in sight. He may well listen the footsteps of the outdated safeguard defend pacing via one of many adjoining rooms. ‘Right,’ she stated. ‘Definitely definitely the right entrance leg. ’ ‘You don’t sound too sure. ’ ‘I’m convinced. ’ fixed on a bracket excessive in a nook, the small black eye of a safety digicam was once looking at them. Ben stepped clear of the plinth and appeared informal as he slipped into the camera’s blind spot and alongside the wall underneath it. He seemed up. Then he walked again to the piano and stepped immediately over the cordon. ‘The camera’s useless,’ he stated to Leigh with a grin.