IL QUINTO SEGNO
A deck of cards has four suits – everyone knows that. What very few people realize is that the Knights Templar spoke of a fifth suit, and believed that if you had all five suits to play with, you would be bestowed with fabulous powers.
Lorenzo, the 13-year-old son of two antique dealers, becomes involved in an international plot surrounding this mysterious suit of cards. One night, a bomb goes off in the antique shop owned by his family, destroying it completely. Lorenzo is saved by a stranger who calls himself ‘The Templar’.
His saviour claims to be the last descendant of the players who have guarded the secret of the fifth suit since ancient times… and now he needs the young man’s help. Thus, our intrepid Lorenzo embarks on a thrilling adventure to prevent the fifth suit from falling into the wrong hands…
Author: Pierdomenico Baccalario
Format: One shot
Year of first publication: 2015
English title: The Fifth Suit
Published in: Italy (Mondadori)
First Publisher: Mondadori, Italy
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