The Tower Author:Valerio Massimo Manfredi Twenty centuries ago, a ferocious, mysterious force hidden in a solitary tower annihilated a squad of Roman soldiers advancing through the Sahara desert. There was a single survivor: the Etruscan diviner Avile Vipinas, who later described the horror of the creature in the tower, and suggested how this being could be destroyed. — But just what is... more » the dark being that slumbers in the tower? And who are the fierce desert-dwelling Blemmyae observed by ancient travelers: might they truly exist?
To find the tower and solve its unutterable mystery, three men venture into the heart of the Sahara: an archaeologist following the traces of his father, a colonel from the Foreign Legion thirsting for revenge, and a priest who puts his faith to the ultimate test.
An archaeological thriller and a love story, a philological puzzle and a mystical enigma, The Tower tells the tale of a proud and fearless people who dared to challenge the root of all evil, against the fascinating backdrop of the birth of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations.« less