And there are enough words and phrases in Italian to keep anyone in love with Italy and Italian culture happy for a long time.
The plot involves murder, love affairs, money, art and in some spots international intrigue on the level of an Ian Fleming novel.
Oh, there is a journalist character, too, whose sources provide a lot of their own intrigue and interest as the main character, an American woman named Anna - lurches from an illicit affair into danger.
|Christine Evelyn Volker|
Throughout Venetian Blood, there is an undercurrent that hints at a surprise ending.
And hoo-boy, it certainly is a good one!
The author keeps the surprise wrapped up tightly until nearly the last page of the book.
Venetian Blood should leave any reader smiling as they finish it.
Venetian Blood is a publication of She Writes Press and is available in August from Amazon.com and book retailers.
Reviewed by Michael J. Fitzgerald