They found the woman's body on the steps of a church, washed up by Venice's winter tides.
She is dressed in the robes of a priest. And a tattoo on her wrist matches graffiti in an abandoned hospital not used since the second world war.
It's Captain Kat Tapo's first murder case, and she'll do anything to get to the truth. But as the hunt for the killer intensifies, she discovers secrets from Italy's dark wartime past that will put her in great danger...
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Jonathan Holt read English at Oxford, and is now the creative director of an advertising agency. He has travelled widely in Italy, where he fell in love with its language, food and people. The first novel in the Carnivia Trilogy, THE ABOMINATION, was an international bestseller and was translated into fourteen languages. Jonathan lives in London.