Isle of the Dead by Alex Connor
By Alex Connor
VENICE, ITALY: urban OF SPLENDOUR. urban OF secrets and techniques. urban OF the outside HUNTER.
In October 1555 the Italian grasp Titian painted the portrait of Angelico Vespucci - a Venetian service provider whose cruelty phrases couldn't trap.
When Vespucci used to be printed to be the elusive monster who were flaying younger women around the urban, he vanished inexplicably, in addition to the portray. All that remained used to be a chilling caution: while the portrait emerges, so will the guy.
Now the misplaced Titian masterpiece has surfaced in modern day London, and skinless corpses are accumulating around the globe. and it'll fall to an not going guy from the fringes of the artwork global to solve part a millennium of fable, secret and homicide.
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She caught the faintest whiff of leather on his warm puppy breath. “Aren’t you cute? ” Simon snarled it. “An escape artist who doesn’t sleep. If I take my eye off him for two minutes, he eats something or breaks something or finds the most inappropriate place to relieve himself. ” She snuggled the pup. ” Simon shot a look at the dog that didn’t speak of returning sloppy kisses. ” “Very appropriate. ” She crouched down with him, then signaled her dogs to release. As they trotted over, she set the puppy on the ground.
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