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In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as "Q." In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins as a personal struggle to reveal each other's identity becomes a mission that can only end in death.

About the Author

First published anonymously in Italy, and crafted by four young writers under the pseudonym LUTHER BLISSETT, Q has become a cult bestseller across Europe

Praise For…

"Blissett moves his characters skillfully, pieces on a chessboard whose next square they cannot see, and keeps the reader in suspense until the final, fatal meeting."-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"The most compelling recent historical novel about religious strife in the Renaissance . . . If we really want to see what happens when religion drives believers to extremes, it is hard to do better than this vivid, terrifying portrait . . .The characters in Q bleed real blood." -THE NEW REPUBLIC

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156031967
ISBN-10: 0156031965
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2005
Pages: 768
Language: English