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City of Vengeance is an explosive debut historical thriller by D. V. Bishop set in Renaissance Florence.

Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth.

Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city's most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany - or suffer the consequences.

During his investigations Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the volatile ruler of Florence, Alessandro de' Medici. If the duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is determined to expose details about Aldo’s private life that could lead to his ruin. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?

©2020 D. V. Bishop (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Great start to new series

It’s always great to discover a new series at its start and this one set in sixteenth century Florence is a well written historical mystery that incorporates real events with fictional ones

Aldo is a fascinating character

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Renaissance shenanigans in Florence. I really enjoyed this book which weaves stories of different kinds of love, death and loyalty around city politics and some very squelchy murder. So good to see different kinds of LGBTQI+ lives represented and not just as a plot device. Hopefully there are more to come

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