在里约热内卢，一位历史学家神秘地死在酒店里，留下了一个神秘的密码。一个美国基金会雇佣了密码专家、葡萄牙语历史系教授Tomás de Noronha来破译这个奇怪的代码。但是，事情的神秘发展却远远超出了他的想象。Tomás de Noronha通过历史事实、旧文件来追查来源，试图解决谜语。最后，发现了最重要的法典，一个可能知道哥伦布真实身份的法典。以纽约、里约热内卢、里斯本、耶路撒冷、塞维利亚和热那亚为背景，并利用语言、文学、宗教和历史真实的消息，《法典632》将我们带上了一次惊奇的时间之旅，充满了冒险、神话和谜语，以及无尽的秘密和神秘的线索，和那些被幻想掩盖的真理。所有的这些成分，造就了这本伟大的畅销书。有许多的评论家认为，这是一本比《达芬奇密码》更为有趣和出色的小说。
It was supposed to be like The Da Vinci Code, but in fact its better and more interesting, as it presents readers with more proof than speculation. The historical part of the novel is amazing and accessible. Impressive.
——Jornal do Brasil, Brazil
A most newsworthy novel on Columbus. Based on historical documents, it narrates the story of a clever expert cryptanalyst who unravels a conspiracy to keep the true identity of the great navigator forever hidden from history.
——Que Leer, Spain
Readers more intrigued by academic detection than global conspiracies should eat this one up. A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North.
——A Folha de So Paulo, Brazil
A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North.
In the world of historical scholarship, the mystery surrounding the discoverer of America and his true roots remains unsolved. Codex 632 reminds us all of the historical investigation which has yet to be conducted.
JosÉ Rodrigues dos Santos is an internationally bestselling author and journalist. Formerly a reporter for the BBC, he has covered more than a dozen wars, teaches journalism at Lisbon University, and anchors a nightly news broadcast. Born in Mozambique, dos Santos lives in Portugal. Born in Mozambique, he is the author of six novels, including Portuguese blockbusters Codex 632, which sold 175 000 copies, The God Formula, 145 000 copies, and The Seventh Seal, 160 000 copies, astonishing sales considering Portugal’s tiny market. His fiction is published in thirteen languages.