Ascension

By Gregory Dowling

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Venice in 1749 - the city has lost its political and financial primacy but has become Europe's pleasure capital, famous for its gambling dens, its courtesans, its hectic carnival, its music, art and theatre - and the most highly organised secret service in Europe.

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Venice in 1749 - the city has lost its political and financial primacy but has become Europe's pleasure capital, famous for its gambling dens, its courtesans, its hectic carnival, its music, art and theatre - and the most highly organised secret service in Europe. Alvise Marangon, born in Italy but brought up in London, returns to the city of his birth and quickly becomes involved in the protection of a visiting English lord and his beautiful sister. He is then forcibly recruited into the city's powerful secret service to investigate a murder case. A reluctant spy he may be, but he is a gifted one. Amidst the world of gambling dens and courtesans, something momentous is being planned for the Feast of the Ascension, Venice's most important and spectacular holiday, and it seems that only Alvise can prevent the day from turning into bloody mayhem.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 17 Sep 2015
SKU 9781846973130-grouped
Number of Pages 352

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'A special thriller set in the Venetian past - its colours and intrigues so vividly described' - Francesco da Mosto; 'Wonderful ... I loved being transported to my favourite time in my favourite city' - Andrea di Robilant

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