A body has washed up from the Grand Canal. A woman, wearing the robes of a priest - a desecration known as the Abomination. The trail leads Captain Kat Tapo from the backstreets of Venice to an abandoned Catholic asylum. Then the case is shut down. In an encrypted online simulation of Venice, secrets are shared, and anonymity guaranteed. It's the only place Kat can seek the truth. In the dark depths of post-war politics, Europe's history was re-written in blood. Now powerful people want the past to stay buried
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'Impressive... the characters are strong and Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies.' Daily Mail.||'Jonathan Holt blasts on to the thriller scene with a high voltage, all bets are off, cracker' Crimesquad.||'AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!! ... If you are a fan of Dan Brown this is certainly for you ... to say it's a page turner is an understatement! The only problem now is waiting for the next book in the trilogy!' Sam Lewis for Lovereading.co.uk.||'[A] diverting debut ... Holt captures the allure of Venice and its creative cyber-counterpart, and creates two forceful [...] protagonists in Kat and Holly. The author gets carried away by throwing mystery on top of mystery, but, well, that's part of the fun' Publishers Weekly.||'A genuinely thrilling thriller... a terrific book by any standard... outstanding.' Literary Review.||'A cracking, upmarket thriller... a rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader.' Saga Magazine.