THE GIRL FROM VENICE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A new stand alone suspense novel by this award-winning writer - set in 1945. this is a "World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery, and danger of occupied Venice. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo comes across a young womanÕs body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia rather than hand her over to the Nazis. This act of kindness leads them into the world of Partisans, random executions, the arts of forgery and high explosives, MussoliniÕs broken promises, the black market and gold, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon." SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-1439140239.
Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copym but with some rubbing to the dj at the ends of the spine.)