Lord of the Night

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From bestselling, award-winning novelist Susan Wiggs comes this classic tale of danger and romance. Winner of the RITA® Award, the highest honor from Romance Writers of America, it is an enthralling, unforgettable tale of the dark allure of passion and the enduring power of love.

Under cover of night. . .

Sandro Cavalli, Lord of the Night, is legendary for bringing criminals to justice. But in the city's ...

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Overview

From bestselling, award-winning novelist Susan Wiggs comes this classic tale of danger and romance. Winner of the RITA® Award, the highest honor from Romance Writers of America, it is an enthralling, unforgettable tale of the dark allure of passion and the enduring power of love.

Under cover of night. . .

Sandro Cavalli, Lord of the Night, is legendary for bringing criminals to justice. But in the city's shadowy alleyways, a new, deadly plot is afoot—a sinister threat that even Sandro needs help to uncover.

He enlists the aid of an alluring, sensuous beauty, Laura Bandello. But Laura's innocent loveliness may hide a dark secret, and Sandro vows to keep his distance. Yet the deeper he delves into the underworld, the harder he falls for Laura. Pursued by unspeakable danger, Sandro risks his honor, his reputation, and even his heart—all for the love of a mysterious beauty he can't quite trust.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061080524
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 587,054
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

The first romance Susan Wiggs ever read was Shanna by the incomparable Kathleen Woodiwiss, which she devoured while slumped behind a college vector analysis textbook. Armed with degrees from Texas and Harvard, and toting a crate of "keeper" books by Woodiwiss, Roberta Gellis, Laurie McBain, Rosemary Rodgers, Jennifer Blake, Bertrice Small, and anything with the words "flaming" and "ecstasy" in the title, she became a math teacher, just to prove to the world that she did have a left brain.

Susan's bestselling novels include The Charm School, which was voted one of RWA's Favorite Books of the Year. She is the proud recipient of three RITA® Awards for Lakeside Cottage, Lord of the Night, and The Mistress, and is often a finalist for the prestigious award. Her books appear regularly on numerous "Best Of" lists and bestseller lists throughout the world.

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Lord of the Night

Lord of the Night. Copyright (c) by Susan Wiggs . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    The criminal underbelly of 16th century Venice, so well researched and described in this book was my introduction to this splendid author.

    Wiggs expertly pulled me into the dark drama and tensions of the many plottings and drew me as well into the lives of the compelling main characters. A series of grizzly murders set in a Venice swirling in its mysterious fog are to be solved by the equally dark lord of the night, Sandro Cavalli, the head of the secret police. Nothing has ever distracted him from his duty until the mesmerizing effect on him of a young, immensely talented artist apprenticing with Titian, Laura Bandello. An orphan raised in a convent, Laura lives to paint and to be admitted into the all-male Academia, an unheard of ambition. She is even willing to become a courtesan - indeed she has offered her favors as a prize - all so she will be able to paint the number of canvases required by the Academia and purchase the costly art materials. Will Sandro buy her favors and save her from the brothel? Since he's met her there's been one close call after another on her life, on his, and other killings, not to mention an accumulation of prime suspects. Are these all part of a plot against the Doge of Venice or the twisted work of a serial killer? You must just read Lord of the Night and find out for yourself!

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