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The Four Horsemen
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ISBN:
9781846973840
Categories
Crime & Mystery, Historical Fiction, New Releases, Thriller
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
13 July 2017
Format
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
320

The Four Horsemen

The Alvise Marangon Mysteries - Book 2
by Gregory Dowling - Find out more about the author

                               

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‘Everything a lover of [historical fiction] could wish for. …Pulsating with intrigue, it whisks the reader from mystery to mystery through the streets of fog-bound Venice and culminates in a gripping climax’ – Sunday Post

After saving the Venetian Republic in Ascension, reluctant spy Alvise Marangon returns in this second adventure, played out once again in the carnivalesque atmosphere of eighteenth-century Venice.

After Alvise is arrested in a tavern brawl, he is summoned to meet the Missier Grande, head of the city's powerful secret service. Rather than being expelled from the city, he is coerced into a top-secret investigation of the mysterious death of one of the service's agents. This death seems to be connected with a mysterious secret society – The Four Horsemen – whose roots go back to the fall of Constantinople, or perhaps even earlier.

But as he oversteps the bounds in his investigations, Alvise finds that he has not only The Four Horsemen against him but also the authorities of the Republic itself. And so he is forced to go on the run, becoming both the seeker and the sought, amid the tangle of Venice's back-streets and canals and the outlying islands of the lagoon.

Gregory Dowling is Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He has published four novels, co-edited two anthologies of poetry, and written various non-fiction books and academic articles on Italian, British and American literature. He has a special interest in British and American writers in Italy, from the Romantic age onwards.






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