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Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway " The Evelyn Project

In celebration of the release of "The Evelyn Project" by Kfir Luzzatto, I am giving away a print copy to one lucky commenter.

"A loving father's cry for help gets into the wrong hands, and a hundred years later things get out of control.

Evelyn's father did everything 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 actress are too busy running away from murder and conspiracy to let physical attraction develop into love.

And it further complicates things when Her Majesty's Secret Service decides to take an interest in what everyone else is doing to pull some strings of its own.

Love that lasts through the veils of time, a mystery, and a race to end a conspiracy, "The Evelyn Project" is a story that will stir both your heart and your intellect."

My Review:

There it is, nicely summed up.  Don't you love that about books?  The back cover, the inside flap...and you get a mini story about the story.  This blurb was such a teeny-tiny teaser about the whole story.  

Kfir Luzzato has deftly crafted a very complex tale, weaving the mystery ever tighter and tighter, just until I thought I knew what was happening next and who could be trusted. Then he cast doubt in my mind, and wove the mystery another direction. Back and forth through the story--with a wide cast of varied characters to anchor his weaving...it kept me turning pages.

The story starts out simple enough.  But before the book is over, it seems like nearly everyone is involved, from Scotland Yard, the Vatican, the Italian Police, EU academia, and various other EU groups.

Franco and Eva, an unlikely pair, are thrown together by Easby, the mastermind of a secret agenda. If Easby succeeds, via any means necessary-- including committing an unholy act, it could change the world as we know it. The ramifications are not only incalculable and enormous, but dangerous as well.

As the number of people involved in the highstakes agenda grows larger, Franco is soundly caught up in the middle of it all, not knowing who he can trust. He even has his doubts about Eva--who has managed to capture his heart.

I read this book as soon as I got my copy. And I reread it a few days ago, just before reviewing it. I enjoyed the second read even more than the first. As I mentioned above, it is a complex tale. During my second read, the familiarity with the names and locations allowed me to focus a bit more on the plot, and I picked up a few things I missed on my first read.

And hang on for that neat little twist at the end...

Very enjoyable story.

About the author:

Kfir Luzzatto 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, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. Kfir has a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney.

He lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis. He has won numerous awards for his writing.

Contact him:
Twitter: @KfirLuzzatto

Author’s Websitehttp://kfirluzzatto.com

Book May Be Purchased:

Please, leave a comment to be entered to win the print copy of "The Evelyn Project"

Winner to be announced on July 31st, 2012.  Please be sure that your comment contains a contact link--via blog, facebook, or Twitter so that you can be contacted if you are the lucky winner.


  1. Sounds like a story that will capture! Love the cover = ) I think you've hooked me.

    Denise Vanosdall Leo Facebook

  2. Sounds like one huge roller coaster ride. :-)

  3. Looks like a house close to where I grew up. Good luck to Kfir and The Evelyn Project!