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The Machiavelli covenant
Allan Folsom
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Summary: For five hundred years, a despotic order of the supremely rich and powerful has kept a manuscript by political thinker Niccolo Machiavelli hidden away under heavy guard: The Covenant, a terrifying blueprint for the gaining and keeping of true political power. Bonded by complicity in ritual murder and dedicated to a singular vision of global domination, the group, guided by this document, has prospered far beyond any dreams of power and avarice. In Washington, DC, former LAPD detective Nicholas Marten comes out of hiding when he discovers his former girlfriend has been mysteriously killed, along with her child and her husband, a congressman. Marten learns her husband had just discovered a secret and illegal bioweapons program, and when the feds fail to investigate, Marten decides to go after the killers himself. Meanwhile, at a NATO summit in Warsaw, President John Henry Harris meets with European heads of state and learns that a secret White House cabal has ordered the German chancellors assassination. He angrily objectsand the cabal not only threatens to kill Harris, they pull the secret service off his detail. Fearing for his life, Harris joins forces with Marten and the beautiful but enigmatic French photo-journalist Demi Picard. Together, they uncover the truth about the most powerful group the world has ever known. Swept from Warsaw to Washington, from Malta to Barcelona, they flee a ruthless circle of military leaders, transnational corporate chieftains, and top Washington officialsall of whom want them dead. Outmanned, outnumbered, and outgunned, these three stand alone against the secrets of The Covenant.


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