Codex 632 by José Rodrigues dos Santos
The Secret Identity of Christopher Columbus: A Novel

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When Thomas Noronha, a professor of history and an expert cryptographer, is called upon to finish an unresolved investigation involving an aged scholar who is found mysteriously dead in his hotel room, his life takes several unexpected and dramatic turns. As Thomas slowly begins to unravel the cryptograms and enigmas that shroud the old professor's work, he finds a code that could possibly change the course of historical scholarship:

Moloc Ninundia Omastoos

In his quest to decipher this mysterious code, Thomas travels around the world from Lisbon to Rio, New York, and Jerusalem. He quickly immerses himself in the fascinating history of the discovery of the Americas, and the one enigma that no historian has ever been able to solve: the true identity of Christopher Columbus.

Mesmerizing in the way in which it reinterprets history most have come to regard as fact, Codex 632 reveals what could be one of the greatest historical misinterpretations of all time.

 

About José Rodrigues dos Santos

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JosÉ Rodrigues dos Santos is a professor at the New University of Lisbon and a journalist at RTP, the Portuguese public television station. He is the author of the international bestseller Codex 632. Born in Mozambique, he lives in Portugal. JosÉ Rodrigues dos Santos naciÓ en Mozambique en 1964. Es escritor y periodista y fue director de InformaciÓn de RTP, la televisiÓn pÚblica de Portugal. Es tambiÉn el autor de El cÓdice 632.
 
Published April 1, 2008 by William Morrow. 336 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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It proves a tempting distraction when the evasive Americas History Foundation offers a healthy sum to continue the work of a dead academic investigating the Age of Discovery’s most famous personage.

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The bad-boys of the Middle Ages the Knights Templar show up, of course - they're a requirement in any good conspiracy novel, after all.

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Noronha obviously loves his daughter, and is devoted to her, but the relation to the main plot isn't realized until the very end of the book, so this subplot ends up being a distraction.

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In the course of unraveling the puzzles and cryptograms shrouding his late predecessor's work, Thomas discovers a code that will set him on a breathtaking race across the globe—from Lisbon to Rio to New York and Jerusalem—as he is drawn into one of the greatest mysteries of all time, a shocking r...

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