Altai

A Novel
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Author(s): Wu Ming
Original Publish Date: Apr 09, 2013
Product Number: EB00177067
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781682425
Publisher: Verso
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Description

When a fire rips through the Venetian Arsenal in 1569, the enigmatic Emanuele De Zante, spy-catcher and secret agent, is betrayed by his lover, imprisoned, and accused of treason. Given the chance to escape, he embarks on a trans-European odyssey that will test his loyalty and force him to question even his own identity. Through a series of deadly political games leading all the way to the Sultan's palace in Constantinople, De Zante and his companions spiral headfirst toward a conflict in which the great empires of the Republic of Venice and the Ottomans threaten the very foundations of civilization.

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