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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About the Author
Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers' group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR, PRI, and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.
From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages. According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable."
Her novels have appeared in the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe with translations into more than 20 languages and 30 countries. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award,. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film, and The Lakeshore Chronicles has been optioned for adaptation into a series.
The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, where she divides her time between sleeping and waking.
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!