From the best-selling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, a novel about the murky world of media politics, conspiracy, and murder A newspaper committed to blackmailÂ andÂ mud slinging,Â rather than reporting the news. Â A paranoid editor, walking through the streets of Milan, reconstructing fifty years of history against the backdrop of a plot involving the cadaver of Mussolini's double. Â The murder of Pope John Paul I, the CIA, red terrorists handled by secret services, twenty years of bloodshed,Â andÂ events that seem outlandish until the BBC proves them true. Â A fragile love story between two born losers, a failed ghost writer, and a vulnerable girl, who specializes in celebrity gossip yet cries over the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh. And then a dead body that suddenly appears in a back alley in Milan.Â Â SetÂ in 1992 and foreshadowingÂ the mysteries and follies of the following twenty years,Â Numero ZeroÂ is aÂ scintillating take on our times from the best-selling author ofÂ The Name of the RoseÂ andÂ Foucault's Pendulum.