A very Pleasant Surprise.
I picked this novel up in a hurry when I had no time to look for another, better, one. The cover is quite plain and Mr Holt is trying, rather obviously, to get into the Dan Brown market. And so he should be as apart from “Angels and demons” and “The DA Vinci code”, he has written a better book. Set in Venice much as “Inferno” was he has created a better story, still involving the history and ideal of Venice but in a much more engaging story. This book came a surprise to me, One I expected little from yet received much. I would highly recommend this novel to those that enjoy a detective novel, a “Dan Brown” type Mystery but expect a little more. Good characters carried along by the story itself. A very good (and surprising) Three star recommendation by myself.
Well worth a read I say.