Palewski arrives in disguise in down-at-the-heel Venice, where a killer is at large, as dealers, faded aristocrats, and other unknown factions seek to uncover the whereabouts of the missing Bellini.
But is it the Bellini itself that endangers all or something associated with its original loss? And how is it that all of the killer's victims are somehow tied to the alluring Contessa d'Aspi d'Istria? Will the Austrians unmask Palewski, or will the killer find him first? Only Yashim can uncover the truth to the manifold mysteries.
©2008 Jason Goodwin; (P)2009 Tantor
This is a well written mystery that takes place in exotic Venice. The characters are interesting and the denouement is surprising.
I enjoyed listening to the story even though towards the end it was difficult to follow the different characters
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