The Venice Conspiracy by Sam Christer

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Praised by critics and readers alike for his international bestseller The Stonehenge Legacy, Sam Christer continues to weave an irresistible plot of conspiracies and sudden death in one of the world's most mysterious ancient sites.

When ex-priest Tom Shaman, jaded from years in the Los Angeles ghetto, decides on a last-minute trip to Venice, he gets much more than he expected. A brutal killer is on the loose and Tom finds himself in the midst of a series of ritualistic killings unlike anything Venice has ever seen. Enlisted by the Italian police, Tom teams up with young investigator Valentina Morassi to dig deep into the city's darkest history, stretching from an ancient civilization to the sexual decadence of eighteenth-century Italy to the gritty underworld of modern-day Venice. As Valentina and Tom trace the killings through the centuries, they uncover a deadly secret that generations have killed to protect: a priceless mosaic known as the Gates of Hell.

As the clock counts down, Tom and Valentina's adventure builds to an astonishing and satisfying end. Exotic and well-researched, The Venice Conspiracy will continue to build Christer's name in the hit-thriller genre.

About Sam Christer

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SAM CHRISTER is the pseudonym of an award-winning documentary maker. His first job was as a messenger for a newspaper, and he has since worked for several major television studios as a director, producer, host, and reporter. His first novel, The Stonehenge Legacy, is sold in thirty-five countries.
Published November 8, 2012 by Overlook. 359 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Every earthly disaster is the work of Satan, who seems quite able to fight the deity to a draw.

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To escape the news furor, Tom leaves the priesthood and travels to Venice, Italy, where he falls into a steamy sexual relationship with travel writer Tina Ricci—and becomes enmeshed in a murder investigation after finding a young woman’s mutilated body in a canal while on a morning walk.

Sep 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Venice Conspiracy

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Sam Christer is a pseudonym for British journalist and television producer Michael Morley, who also has written as “Jon Trace.” With the fine job he has done on THE VENICE CONSPIRACY --- a well-researched and suspenseful thrill-ride of a novel --- we hopefully will see more from him, regardless ...

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