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 is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including the beloved Lakeshore Chronicles series and her most recent novel, the instant New York Times bestseller Family Tree. Her award-winning books have been translated into two dozen languages. A native of a small town in upstate New York, she now lives with her husband at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather can commute to her writers’ group in a twenty-one-foot motorboat. A former teacher and graduate of the University of Texas and Harvard, Susan is also an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier, and a cautious mountain biker—yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book.
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!