By David Hewson
In an historic burial flooring on an island off Venice, a tender woman’s casket is pried open, an item is wrenched from her palms, and a unprecedented event begins.
From the instant he arrives in Venice, Daniel Forster is seduced via the city’s secret and eroticism. An earnest younger educational, Daniel has come for a summer season activity cataloguing a personal collector’s library. but if Daniel’s supplier sends him to shop for a stolen violin from a petty thief, a sequence response of violence and deception ignites. all of sudden Daniel is drawn right into a police investigation—and a tempest swirling round a gorgeous girl, a mysterious palazzo, and a misplaced musical masterpiece relationship again centuries. With every one step he is taking, Daniel unwittingly retraces a trip that all started in 1733, whilst one other younger guy got here to Venice. And while, during this realm of intrigue and wonder, fanatics got here face-to-face with a killer—and a secret used to be born. Separated through centuries, stories of ardour, betrayal, and chance collide in David Hewson’s spectacular novel. Sweeping us from the intrigue of Vivaldi’s Venice to the gritty global of a contemporary cop, from the genius of a prodigy to the greed of a killer, Lucifer’s Shadow builds to a shattering crescendo—and one final, breathtaking surprise.
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The young inventor hurried to the beach, which was not far from the hotel. He saw a solitary figure pacing up and down, and from the fact that the man stopped, every now and then, and gazed seaward through a large telescope, the lad concluded it was the captain for whom he was in search. He approached, his footsteps making no sound on the sand. The man was still gazing through the glass. " spoke Tom. Without a show of haste, though the voice must have startled him, the captain turned. Slowly he lowered the telescope, and then he replied softly: "That's my name.
For a Breath of Air 41 Tom Swift And His Submarine Boat "Yes, but the machinery doesn't seem possible of being fixed," spoke Tom in a low voice. " cried his father. They set to work again with fierce energy, laboring for their very lives. They all knew that they could not long remain in the ship without oxygen. Nor could they desert it to go to the surface, for the moment they left the protection of the thick steel sides the terrible pressure of the water would kill them. Nor were the diving suits available.
He had prepared himself, from the description of Mr. Sharp, to meet a gruff, bewhiskered individual, with a voice like a crosscut saw, and a rolling gait. Instead he saw a man of medium size, with a smooth face, merry blue eyes, and the softest voice and gentlest manner imaginable. Tom was very much disappointed. He had looked for a regular sea−dog, and he met a landsman, as he said afterward. But it was not long before our hero changed his mind regarding Captain Weston. " The young inventor refrained from mentioning submarine, as it was the wish of Mn Sharp to disclose this feature of the voyage to the sailor himself.