Assignment Pellestrina

by John Costella



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781496996183
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781496996190
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 338
ISBN : 9781496996206

About the Book

Dexter Grant’s career as a senior systems designer with a French IT company is over. Having sold his house in London and moved to Venice to embark on a new career, driven by his passion for art, he becomes entangled in a web of murder and intrigue. Living in his spacious motor home on the Lido, he rents out his newly renovated apartment in Venice only to discover that a mysterious tenant embarks on a sequence of brutal killings. Completely unaware of the political and criminal implications, Dexter is harassed by the Venetian Police in their attempt to investigate the unfolding mayhem of crime throughout both Venice and London. It soon becomes clear that a powerful Cartel are involved, who have assigned a ruthless assassin to silence their enemies, the same killer then pursues Dexter in order to retrieve an item that was taken whilst the killer rented his apartment. Aided by friends, Dexter attempts to disentangle himself from the frightening sequence of events in Italy, which by now involve government agency officers, Interpol, and Scotland Yard. Returning to London to stage an important restoration project in the hope of attracting wealthy backers, Dexter is pursued once again by the assassin during a further sequence of ruthless assignments. This powerful story of intrigue and mystery commencing in Venice gains momentum on its passage through the archipelago of islands including Pellestrina, Burano, Lido, and St. Michelle. In London, the chase for the killer becomes intensive, calling upon the resources of both Scotland Yard and the Venetian Police in an attempt to avoid a serious international incident.

About the Author

John Costella was born in London and is a third generation Italian. He studied art, history, and period architecture, which he now brings together in his literary works. His previous books have focused primarily on discovering historical journeys in and around both London and Venice, which have opened up previously dormant facts regarding both noted and indigenous residents of these two great cities. Drawing on his vast experience of the enchanting islands of Venice and also London, the author has now focused his attention in creating a mystery novel that tears into the heart of crime and violence today, amid the tranquility and solace of the past.