“A Great Book! – Larry King”
Evelyn’s father did everything that was in his power to save his dying daughter, black magic included. But when a century later his plea for help gets into the wrong hands, all hell breaks loose.
Caught in the slippery battlefield between the Vatican and a cult that wants to change the past, a young Italian professor and a beautiful French aspiring actress are too busy running away from murder and conspiracy to let physical attraction develop into love.
And it doesn’t help that Her Majesty’s Secret Service decides to take an interest in what everybody else is doing and to pull some strings of its own. Quite the contrary, in fact…
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Evelyn Project is a thrilling novel filled with mystery, adventure, plot twists and suspense. It’s the third book I’ve read from author Kfir Luzzatto, and while it was as brilliantly planned and executed as I’ve come to expect of his work, it was just a tad too Da Vinci Code for my personal taste. If you’re into that style of story, you will thoroughly enjoy the intricate puzzle that this book turned out to be.
The story jumps between time periods and characters, which takes some getting used to, but keeps the action going and totally draws you in. It’s a tremendous undertaking that Luzzatto does very well, but unless you’re really into this type of mind-bending mystery, it can leave you dazed at first.
As always, Luzzatto’s story keeps you intrigued and his characters are beautifully rendered. You really feel for Franco and Eva as they try to unravel the mystery. It’s an action packed book filled with good guys, bad guys and that all too familiar gray area between good and evil.
Kfir was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier and WWII veteran, a voracious reader and a prolific writer.
With a PhD in chemical engineering and a long family history that he needs to live up to, Kfir work as a patent attorney and heads the patent law firm that was established by his great-grandfather in Milan, Italy, in 1869. Kfir lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis.
Writing has always been Kfir’s passion and for almost four years he wrote a weekly “Patents” column in Globes (Israel’s financial newspaper), which also yielded his only (if he can help it) non-fiction book, THE WORLD OF PATENTS, (a not-so-boring tale of what patents are about, in Hebrew), which was published in 2002 by Globes Press.
Kfir loves writing short stories but has too many novels waiting to be written (and possibly not enough years ahead of him to write them all), so now he mostly writes full-length fiction. His other passion is working with other authors on stories he loves and that’s how he wound up serving on the editorial board of The Harrow Press as Anthology Editor.
You can read about Kfir’s books here. He loves them all, but never had greater fun than when working on “HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL”, a YA fantasy that he wrote together with his son, Yonatan.
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