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 shocked Europe is starting its sluggish restoration from the ravages of global warfare II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to go to his widowed mom and take a look at to fail to remember 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 transferring water that makes the town, untouched by means of bombs, nonetheless appear a dream.
But while Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish lady scarred by way of her devastating stories through the struggle, he's pressured to confront one other Venice, a urban nonetheless at conflict with itself, haunted by means of atrocities it'll quite omit. everybody, he discovers, has been compromised by way of the Occupation-the foreign set ingesting 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 while, eventually, the previous erupts in violent homicide, Adam unearths himself on the heart of an online of deception, intrigue, and unforeseen ethical dilemmas. whilst is homicide appropriate? What are the bounds of guilt? How a lot is somebody prepared to pay for an ideal alibi?
Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as a charming yet sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has back written a gripping old mystery. Alibi is immediately a homicide secret, a love tale, and a perfectly crafted novel concerning the nature of ethical responsibility.
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Alibi: A Novel by Joseph Kanon