Synopses & Reviews
Murder, love, betrayal, and some of the world's most beautiful objets d'art come together in Juan Manuel de Prada's tempestuous, prize-winning novel set in Europe's quintessentially enigmatic city: Venice. Alejandro Ballesteros, a young Spanish art historian, arrives in wintry Venice to study Giorgione's painting "The Tempest," but on his first day there, he witnesses a shocking murder and is propelled into a dangerous web that brings together the city's rarified academic world and a master forger. Exploring the boundaries between art and reality, intellect and passion, The Tempest is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel by one of Spain's most gifted new writers.
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In a tale with all the complex twists and turns of the city itself, The Tempest is a marvelously complex, erotic, and atmospheric mystery reminiscent of the bestselling novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Iain Pears.