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In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins.

From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city’s mystery and eroticism. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector’s library. But when Daniel’s employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation—and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries. With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer—and a mystery was born. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal, and danger collide in David Hewson’s dazzling novel. Sweeping us from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern cop, from the genius of a prodigy to the greed of a killer, Lucifer’s Shadow builds to a shattering crescendo—and one last, breathtaking surprise.

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Synopsis:

Disillusioned by the darker side of Venice, English cataloguer Daniel Forster discovers a lost musical masterpiece within a library of dusty manuscripts and is drawn into a treacherous game of deception that spans three centuries, from the periods of Vivaldi and Rousseau to the present. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

David Hewson has written five novels as well as several travel books. A weekly columnist for The Sunday Times, he lives in Kent, England, where he is currently working on his second novel featuring Nic Costa, The Villa of Mysteries. His first Nic Costa novel, A Season for the Dead, has recently been published by Delacorte Press.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307423153
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Author:
Hewson, David
Author:
David Hewson
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Printers
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050726
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 384 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307423153 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Disillusioned by the darker side of Venice, English cataloguer Daniel Forster discovers a lost musical masterpiece within a library of dusty manuscripts and is drawn into a treacherous game of deception that spans three centuries, from the periods of Vivaldi and Rousseau to the present. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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