The Venetian Game: a haunting thriller set in the heart of Italy's most secretive city
Little, Brown Book Group, 2 mar 2017 - 320 pagine
'It is no surprise to find that Philip Gwynne Jones lives in Venice... art and architecture interweave into a story that builds to an almost surreal climax' Daily Mail
A game of cross and double-cross, all set against the background of Venice, the most beautiful city on earth.
From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland, English Honorary Consul to Venice, assists unfortunate tourists as best he can. A steady but unexciting life that dramatically changes when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing a prayer book illustrated by the Venetian master Giovanni Bellini.
Unknown to Nathan, from a palazzo on the Grand Canal twin brothers Domenico and Arcangelo Moro, motivated by nothing more than mutual hatred, have been playing out a complex game of art theft for twenty years. And now Nathan finds himself unwittingly drawn into their deadly business . . .
'Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid' Stephen Glover
'Sinister and shimmering, "The Venetian Game" is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself.' L.S. Hilton, bestselling author of Maestra