'Beneath the Cristo', a Classic Adventure Romantic Novel, Now a Major Motion Picture

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Writer Romeo Risica's intense, riveting novel, "Beneath the Cristo," was the inspiration for the epic film of the same name, and is now available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Authorhouse, and other major book purveyors. Based loosely on Risica's own rich life experiences, this enchanting novel of love, betrayal and redemption follows the journey of an international pop singer desperate to clear his name and discover the truth of his wife's brutal murder.

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Milano explained how he became intrigued by my novel, and was shocked to realize that many of the scenes and situations he had already filmed were in the novel. We are both convinced that our collaboration was more than just mere coincidence.

"Beneath the Cristo," an inspiring novel about love, betrayal and redemption, is now available, and the major feature film is about to be released nationwide. Based loosely on Risica's own rich life experiences, "Beneath the Cristo" is as enchanting and mesmerizing as it is controversial and daring.

Dwayne Love struggles through a poor and abusive childhood to become an International pop sensation. He believes he has the perfect life -- fame, fortune and a Brazilian supermodel wife -- until he awakes badly burned in an old gothic asylum with a priest reading his last rites. He finds he has no memory of what happened, but slowly, Dwayne and the priest piece together the fragments of what turns out to be the brutal murder of his wife -- a murder he may have committed…or so he believes in his delusional state.

Desperate to clear his name and find the truth, Dwayne travels over three continents in search of the murder weapon, a fabled relic known as the "Dagger of Adultery." Readers are taken on a journey through the back alleys of Europe, over the storm-driven Atlantic, and into the lush and exotic world of Rio de Janeiro. The adventure continues onto the shores of the island of Dr Brigil, where Dwayne ends up in the arms of a beautiful Brazilian woman who follows him in his quest for the Dagger. Their dangerous journey results in a daring plot and a harrowing escape through the raging waters of Escugal Falls. The conclusion to this multi-layered story will enchant, captivate and ultimately inspire as the mystery unfolds and readers find that the truth can be the most unlikely reality of all.

Risica was flattered when director Mario M Milano told him he wanted to base his epic movie on the novel.

"Milano explained how he became intrigued by my novel, and was shocked to realize that many of the scenes and situations he had already filmed were in the novel. We are both convinced that our collaboration was more than just mere coincidence."

For more information about the new novel "Beneath the Cristo," or to learn more information about obtaining the film's theatrical world rights, visit http://www.beneaththecristo.com .

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