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City of Vengeance

(2021)
(The first book in the Cesare Aldo series)
A novel by

 
 
Shortlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

'An impressive and immersive debut set in a beautifully realized sixteenth-century Florence' Antonia Hodgson

'A first-class historical thriller . . . Bishop’s spirited and richly detailed story is a tour-de-force' David Baldacci

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Richly atmospheric . . . transports you to another time and place' Ambrose Parry, author of The Way of All Flesh

City of Vengeance is an explosive debut historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Florence.

Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth.

Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city’s most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany – or suffer the consequences.

During his investigations Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the volatile ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici. If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is determined to expose details about Aldo’s private life that could lead to his ruin. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"In Cesare Aldo, Bishop has created a character with the cunning, bravery and balls of steel to take on the twisty, toxic politics of the Medicis with panache. I can't wait for his next outing." - Alison Belsham

"Rich in period detail - a compelling journey into Florence’s dark past." - Philip Gwynne Jones

"Compelling and assured. Does not miss a step through the dark intrigues of sixteenth century Florence, but convinces to the last. Aldo is a man as fitting for our times as for the bloody streets he takes us to. And D. V. Bishop makes it all seem effortless." - Shirley McKay

"A complex, intriguing plot which weaves its way through the treacherous streets of sixteenth century Florence, encountering danger at every dark corner." - Sarah Maine

"So fluid and fluent, the pages almost turn themselves . . . Aldo is a great creation, resourceful, driven and forced to hide who he really is, but nevertheless is compelled to find justice for those who deserve it." - James Oswald

"Richly atmospheric . . . transports you to another time and place." - Ambrose Parry


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February 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: City of Vengeance (Cesare Aldo series)
Author(s): D V Bishop
ISBN: 1-5290-3877-4 / 978-1-5290-3877-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: City of Vengeance: 1 (Cesare Aldo series)
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ISBN: 1-5290-3879-0 / 978-1-5290-3879-8 (UK edition)
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Title: City of Vengeance (Cesare Aldo series)
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ISBN: 1-5290-3878-2 / 978-1-5290-3878-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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March 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: City of Vengeance: 1
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ISBN: 1-5290-6820-7 / 978-1-5290-6820-7 (UK edition)
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Title: City of Vengeance: 1
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Title: City of Vengeance: Cesare Aldo Series
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Title: City of Vengeance: Cesare Aldo Series
Author(s): D V Bishop
Publisher: Macmillan
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Title: City of Vengeance
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February 2021 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: City of Vengeance: Shortlisted for the 2021 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize (Cesare Aldo series Book 1)
Author(s): D V Bishop
Publisher: Macmillan
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