City of Vengeance - Cesare Aldo series (Paperback)D. V. Bishop (author)
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Introducing Cesare Aldo, a sixteenth century Florentine court officer, City of Vengeance is the first of a gripping new period crime series set in the heart of Renaissance Italy.
Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2022
Longlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger 2022
City of Vengeance is an explosive debut historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Florence.
Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth.
Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city's most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany - or suffer the consequences.
During his investigations Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the volatile ruler of Florence, Alessandro de' Medici. If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is determined to expose details about Aldo's private life that could lead to his ruin. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 32 mm
'So fluid and fluent, the pages almost turn themselves . . . Aldo is a great creation, resourceful, driven and forced to hide who he really is, but nevertheless is compelled to find justice for those who deserve it.' - James Oswald, bestselling author of the Inspector McLean series
'Richly atmospheric . . . transports you to another time and place.' - Ambrose Parry, author of The Way of All Flesh
'Compelling and assured. Does not miss a step through the dark intrigues of sixteenth century Florence, but convinces to the last. Aldo is a man as fitting for our times as for the bloody streets he takes us to. And D. V. Bishop makes it all seem effortless.' - Shirley McKay
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