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The Savage Garden Art historian Adam Strickland heads to Italy to crack codes embedded in a Renaissance-era garden, but is distracted by wine, women, and a World War II...The Savage GardenFiction, Mystery and Thriller Art historian Adam Strickland heads to Italy to crack codes embedded in a Renaissance-era garden, but is distracted by wine, women, and a World War II...2007-05-04Putnam
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The Savage Garden

Genre: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Author: Mark Mills; Publisher: Putnam

Art historian Adam Strickland heads to Italy to crack codes embedded in a Renaissance-era garden, but is distracted by wine, women, and a World War II mystery in Mark Mills? The Savage Garden.

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”No one disputed that Zephyrus and Chloris figured in Botticelli’s Primavera but until now scholars had always read the figure standing to the left…”

The Lowdown
A smashing start gives way to a flabby middle and silly finish. B-