When Daniel Forster, a young Englishman, arrives in Venice for a summer job, he soon finds that the city's glittering facade masks a much darker reality. Cataloguing a library of old manuscripts, Daniel discovers a lost musical masterpiece, and is drawn into a game of deception, leading to a vertiginous spiral of criminal conspiracy and erotic pursuit, with its roots in the political minefield of Vivaldi's Venice. Thus two stories, centuries apart, are intercut and eventually drawn together in a stunning double-twist ending that will leave the reader gasping for breath.
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In an ancient burial ground on an island off Venice, a young woman’s casket is pried open, an object is wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary adventure begins.
From the moment he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced by the city’s mystery and eroticism. An earnest young academic, Daniel has come for a summer job cataloguing a private collector’s library. But when Daniel’s employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, a chain reaction of violence and deception ignites. Suddenly Daniel is drawn into a police investigation—and a tempest swirling around a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo, and a lost musical masterpiece dating back centuries. With each step he takes, Daniel unwittingly retraces a journey that began in 1733, when another young man came to Venice. And when, in this realm of intrigue and beauty, two lovers came face-to-face with a killer—and a mystery was born. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal, and danger collide in David Hewson’s dazzling novel. Sweeping us from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty world of a modern cop, from the genius of a prodigy to the greed of a killer, Lucifer’s Shadow builds to a shattering crescendo—and one last, breathtaking surprise.About the Author:
Former Features Editor of the Independent, now freelance for a variety of international newspapers, including the Sunday Times and The Times. A licensed aircraft pilot, he has flown throughout Europe and America, and was the founder and first editor of the aviation magazine Flyer. He is the author of three travel books on the sights, history and culture of southern Spain. He is married.
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