By Joseph Kanon
From the bestselling writer of Los Alamos and The stable German comes a riveting story of affection, revenge and homicide set in postwar Venice
It is 1946, and a surprised Europe is starting its sluggish restoration from the ravages of worldwide struggle II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to go to his widowed mom and take a look at to omit the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. military struggle crimes investigator in Germany. not anything has replaced in Venice-not the gorgeous palazzi, no longer the violins at Florian's, now not the moving water that makes town, untouched via bombs, nonetheless appear a dream.
But whilst Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish lady scarred through her devastating stories throughout the conflict, he's compelled to confront one other Venice, a urban nonetheless at warfare with itself, haunted by means of atrocities it is going to particularly overlook. every body, he discovers, has been compromised via the Occupation-the foreign set consuming at Harry's, the police who saved order for the Germans, and so much of all Gianni Maglione, the artful and enigmatic Venetian who occurs to be his mother's new suitor. And whilst, eventually, the previous erupts in violent homicide, Adam reveals himself on the middle of an internet of deception, intrigue, and unforeseen ethical dilemmas. while is homicide appropriate? What are the boundaries of guilt? How a lot is anyone keen to pay for an ideal alibi?
Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as a captivating yet sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has back written a gripping ancient mystery. Alibi is straight away a homicide secret, a love tale, and a wonderfully crafted novel in regards to the nature of ethical responsibility.
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Alibi: A Novel by Joseph Kanon