As he started to climb down, a twig snapped below them. They froze. Something’s being dragged through the underbrush.

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Mason’s Mark at the Bingeworthy Book Festival Today

Okay, so today’s the day! The Mason’s Mark: Love & Death in the Tower, makes its debut on N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s Binge-Worthy Book Festival!

The Mason's Mark arose in part out of a true story. Starting in the 1940s an Italian named Licio Gelli embarked on a lifetime of bizarre scams and crimes. Alternately linked to rightists and leftists, he bilked or used people from Italian politicians, to the Nazis, the Communists, the CIA, even to Juan Peron, dictator of Argentina. His exploits cross the globe and spanned four decades. At last check, he was still alive, in his nineties and writing poetry from prison. In 1996 he was even nominated for the Nobel prize in literature.

Gelli is most famous for founding a Masonic lodge called Propaganda Due, a renegade group that was first dissolved, then reinstated, then erased by the Grand Orient de Italia. He had ensnared many prominent Italians into P2, which ultimately led to several huge scandals.  As the model for the shadowy puppetmaster in The Mason's Mark, I've saddled him with yet another—this time fictional--scandal. But you'll have to find your way through many plot twists and red herrings to discover just what that scandal really is.

Enjoy an excerpt at the Binge-Worthy festival on me!

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