In Edgar-winner Hornsby’s enjoyable 11th Maggie MacGowen mystery. … Hornsby weaves an engrossing story about bibliophiles, Russian history, and family intrigues. Series aficionados and fans of sophisticated, cultured mysteries in the vein of Donna Leon should be satisfied.” Publishers Weekly
Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen and her fiancé Jean-Paul Bernard are being electronically tracked across Europe by mysterious adversaries with evil intentions. And they don’t know why—or who.
Just outside a Greek island refugee camp, someone has dropped a bomb—by drone--on Jean-Paul Bernard, the dashing fiancé of investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen. (He had been monitoring human rights abuses for the European Community.) She’s summoned from Paris to Venice where he’s holed up, sick and injured. The anonymous villain, now a murderer, has followed in his wake. Instead of relying on Jean-Paul’s myriad connections and resources as usual, Maggie needs to get him back to Paris herself without leaving traceable clues on the electronic grid or official record. No cell phones or emails, no ATM or credit cards, no calls to anxious family and friends. And if they can get home, they may be in the greatest danger of all.
Edgar Award winner Wendy Hornsby is the author of twelve previous mysteries, ten of them featuring investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen. A retired professor of history, she lives in Northern California.
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