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The Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen

Author(s): Gregory Dowling

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): 1700s

Alvise Marangon is a reluctant spy drawn into the grip of Venice’s powerful secret service. After he is arrested in a tavern brawl, he is summoned to meet its head, the Missier Grande. He is coerced into a top-secret investigation of the mysterious death of an agent, which appears to be connected with a mysterious and ancient secret society, The Four Horsemen. When his investigation spooks the authorities, he is forced to go on the run, becoming the seeker and the sought amidst the tangle of Venice’s back-streets, canals and the islands of the lagoon.

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