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Titel: Shards of the Assassin
Verlag: Echelon Press Publishing
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1590805100I3N10
Inhaltsangabe: The year is 1723. With the discovery of alternate routes to the riches of the East and her territorial losses to the Turks, Venice, the "Bride of the Sea," has long passed her prime. Blind to the gradual decline of their city, her nobility live off of the accumulated treasures of their ancestors, enjoying a decadent lifestyle dominated by carnivals, festivals, regattas, gambling dens, and houses of prostitution. Vittorio Ceruti, a young, brash apprentice to a violinmaker finds himself suddenly caught up by the intrigues of the Court. Angered at what he interprets as the betrayal of his deceased father, Vittorio openly espouses the Doge's overthrow--a crime punishable by death. Edigio Morelli, a cruel, Bible quoting captain in the service of the Republic's inquisitional Council of Ten, is charged with the apprehension of Vittorio. Unknown to young Ceruti, Captain Morelli has an unresolved vendetta that has obsessed him since the death of Vittorio's father who, in crossing of swords, cut off Morelli's ear. Driven to avenge his mutilation, Morelli vows to destroy the "seed of my sworn enemy."
Über den Autor: Honorably discharged from the United States Army, George Kulles completed his education then served as a teacher and administrator in the Chicago Public Schools for thirty-one years. He is an accomplished violinist, having played in several symphony orchestras and is currently first violinist of the Allegro String Quartet. His interests in antiques have led him to a secondary career conserving, appraising, writing, and lecturing about antique glass paperweights. He has had four books published: a historical mystery novel, "The Curse of the Imperial Paperweights," and three books on the identification of antique paperweights.
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