The Medici Letters
Praise for The Medici Letters
“Fast-paced and adventurous. A must-read. Mystery, murder, danger and excitement… every emotion is played out in this book. I was hooked from the start and I was not disappointed.” – Vicki Goodwin, The Page Turner
“With Taylor’s deft pen he scribes a blend of history, intrigue, with close enough traces of reality that make this a monumental tome. Truth stranger than fiction – and told with a propulsive force that more than lightens the questions of the mysteries that continue to surround the Medici’s.” -Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100 Reviewer
★★★★★ “Very Exciting!”
★★★★★ “I love history, i love suspense, I love NEEDING to flip through the pages and that’s what I got from this book!!”
★★★★★ “Exciting Indiana Jones-esque mystery with a present-day treasure hunt through the Medici world of Florence, Italy and beyond. Taylor Buck opens a world that should interest readers from all backgrounds.”
AMAZON READER REVIEWS
★★★★★ “Exceptional. (Taylor Buck) is in the company of Steve Berry in the historical fiction novels Hall of Fame.”
★★★★★ “Thrilling, educational and mysterious. I had to stop many times to research and actually study. The historical data is so fascinating and interesting.”
★★★★★ “Truly appreciated the journey. Had everything I’m looking for in a good book. RECOMMENDED without hesitation.”
A shocking ancient secret.
The origins of western civilization discovered.
The Renaissance—our most fundamental age of technological and artistic advance, was built upon a secret passed down to a banking family in Florence—the Medici.
500 years ago that secret was buried.
Florence, Italy, present day. A trove of letters belonging to the Medici family is discovered underground. Archaeologist Kat Cullen comes across a map that leads her to the Swiss Alps where she is later found unconscious and her partner murdered. Kat’s husband, professor and classicist—Jack Cullen, rushes to investigate. He joins with Chester Allen, a brilliant scientist from surveillance enterprise TerraTEK Industries, and together they begin to unravel the mystery of the Medici letters in hopes of determining what happened in the Alps. As they dig deeper, Jack stumbles across a secret—the infamous Medici treasure is real. However, word gets out and Jack soon realizes he’s not the only one interested in finding it…a deadly and elusive assassin attempts to seize control, throwing Jack into a series of harrowing escapades—riding horseback through the streets of Siena, discovering clues inside ancient cathedrals, deciphering 500 year-old cryptosystems and navigating an underground labyrinth in order to solve a secret so powerful it could change the world forever.
This fast-paced adventure blends together a modern-day treasure hunt with historic accounts of Lorenzo de’Medici in Renaissance Florence in an international thriller with plenty of dark twists and exciting turns.
The Big Island of Hawaii is a place of exotic beauty, serene landscapes and timeless culture. It is also a place filled with secrets—both ancient and modern.
Photographer, Tom Bennett, while scouting the island of Hawaii for an upcoming big-budget film, stumbles across a bizarre, panther-like creature in the forest. As Bennett and his adventurous wildlife biologist friend, Kelly Adler, dig deeper into the origins of the creature, they find themselves uncovering a clandestine military experiment fronted by a brilliant inventor and a psychopathic engineer spiraling out of control. The photographer and his lovely colleague are thrust into the middle of a daring investigation which finds them swimming through the Pacific, evading deadly automatons in an elaborate government facility and navigating through the dense, tropical jungle of Hawaii in order to escape the secret they uncovered.