Arriving in the squalid, seething port of Genoa, they find it a tinderbox of tension, fed by the discovery of a hanged British sea captain and packs of English and French sailors at each other's throats.
At the behest of Admiral Hood, Harry is drawn into the midst of the lurid murder investigation, only to find himself mired in roiling layers of intrigue, avarice and danger - and the deadly charms of a beautiful woman.
©1993 David Donachie; (P)2008 Soundings
"Donachie sails on without a rival in sight" (Times Literary Review, London)
I liked the other John Pierce books, so I picked this one up hoping it would be as entertainig. The narration was excellent, but I forced myself to listen to this story. I just did not care about the characters and after 1 hour I allowed myself to give up.
I have read many and it is an enjoyable read
When the end came with the showdown with the count
I had many some funny so touching
I like the books title even if it doesn't mean anything till near the end
Look forward to reading the next in the series
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