By S. D. Sykes
Young Lord Somershill flees England for the wonders of Venice, the place he turns into all for a extraordinary homicide research that plunges him into the depths of this secretive medieval city.
It’s 1358, and younger Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, is behind schedule in Venice as he awaits a pilgrim send to the Holy Land. whereas the town is besieged through the King of Hungary, Oswald remains on the apartment of an English service provider, and shortly comes less than the spell of this decadent and marvelous island country that sits at the fringe of Europe―where East meets West.
yet Oswald has secrets and techniques. he's operating clear of anything in England―a shadow that also haunts him, irrespective of how a lot he consoles himself with the delights of Venice. while he unearths a lifeless guy on the carnival, he's dragged right into a homicide research that attracts him deep into the intrigues of this paranoid, mysterious city.
From the dungeons of the Doge’s Palace to the convent-brothel of Santa Lucia, Oswald needs to look for a assassin during this bewildering maze of alleys and canals. whilst he comes up opposed to the dreaded Signori di Notte, the key police, Oswald learns that he's no longer the single one with whatever to conceal. everyone seems to be observing (or trailing) another individual; and no-one in Venice is who they look like. mask, it kind of feels, are usually not just for the carnival.
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