Knight of Swords

Product Number: EB00647387
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781582438849
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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"This thoroughly enjoyable historical mystery provides plenty of surprising plot turns and will appeal to readers who enjoyed Ian McEwan's early novels." -Library Journal Winter 1944: northern Italy is a battlefield, with Communist partisans locked in vicious conflict with the forces of Mussolini's fascist Republic of Sal. Brookes, a wounded fugitive, finds shelter in an isolated and decaying castle in the mountains, home to a reclusive nobleman and his family. But as he recovers his strength, he discovers that the inhabitants of the castle are not quite what they seem; he also realizes that they have no intention of letting him leave. Snowed in through the long winter, Brookes, the Barone, and his family are drawn into a complex game of power and seduction. And as the violent demands of the warring world outside the castle become ever more insistent, they face a final choice: a decision that will determine the living from the dead. Knight of Swords is a gripping tale of identity and illusion, of games played for the highest stakes amid the devastation of war. At the heart of its enthralling mystery lies a timeless story: one of loyalty and betrayal, humanity and conflict, and the redemptive power of love. "A WWII thriller . . . by turns gripping and murky." -PopMatters "Thick with menacing atmosphere." -Publishers Weekly "An exciting and lyrical new voice in fiction. Breckon's work is thought provoking and intelligent. He is one to watch." -Mo Hayder, Edgar Award-winning author of Wolf

Author(s): Ian Breckon
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2011

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