“You sat in the Doge’s prison, your family fortune was seized. And then you were suddenly back again. From what they say, you are now a powerful man.”
1570. Carnevale - All of Venice has gone crazy! The city is one single boisterous party, a tremendous orgy. However, Davide Venier has no time for pleasure. Thieves have made use of this city-wide state of revelry and purloined from the cathedral the bones of St. Mark - Venice’s raison d'être. Davide must reacquire the relics before the public hears about what has happened. He soon learns that a foreign power wishes to damage the power of La Serenissima. But which of Venice’s numerous enemies are behind this? The Genoese? The Ottomans? Perhaps the Pope himself?
Maiwald’s second sweeping adventure and spy novel set against the opulent backdrop of Renaissance Venice
Press reviews of The Doge’s Spy:
- “Stefan Maiwald’s debut novel The Doge’s Spy is a tense historical spy novel.” bild.de
- “A resident of Italy, the German author has succeeded in creating a thrilling crime novel that combines elements of an adventure story with a robust portrait of Renaissance] society and customs.” Hoerzu