In Pursuit of Arete

by John Costella



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 426
ISBN : 9781504993272
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 426
ISBN : 9781504993289
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 426
ISBN : 9781504993296

About the Book

Two years have elapsed since Dexter Grant moved to Venice and found himself entangled in a web of murder and intrigue throughout Central Europe. The horrendous sequence of assignment killings perpetrated by a criminal mastermind known as Arete have resumed following two deaths in Palermo. Both killings will regenerate a covert police investigation team based in Padua and Rome in the search for Arete. Their search will reunite Dexter with Inspector Veronese in Venice and open up previously unresolved investigations, eventually revealing a mammoth conspiracy. Veronese along with the Padua team will also pursue the path of a psychopathic killer, assigned by Arete, who is determined to act out his deadly game of chess. The chase will once again bring together a powerful criminal cartel, who will embark on a subversive acquisition of illegal business from a clandestine Venetian sect, creating a complex and dangerous double cross scenario. In Pursuit of Arete is a formidable adventure of intrigue and murder, which provides the perfect sequel to Assignment Pellestrina by continuing to unfold a dangerous path of homicidal episodes and criminal activity. This second component of the narrative once again unfolds a group of Venetians, some of whom having decided to secrete their ill-gotten gains.

About the Author

John Costella was born in London and is of Italian descent. Having studied art, period architecture, and history, he now brings together these components into his literary works. Drawing on his knowledge of London and Venice, his earlier works included historical journals of both great cities, all of which include his own familiar style of illustrations. More recently, he has focused his attention in creating mystery novels that encapsulate historical themes into the vagaries of criminality within the twenty-first century.