The Franciscan Conspiracy
by John Richard Sack
"The Franciscan Conspiracy," a history mystery set in medieval Italy, has been published in 16 languages and has been a long-time top-10 bestseller in Brazil and throughout Europe. The young friar Conrad is asked by his mentor to unravel the puzzling events that followed the death of St. Francis of Assisi. The novel is set against the chaotic backdrop of the Duecento, 13th-century Italy.