THE VICTIM: A body has washed up from the Grand Canal. A woman, wearing the robes of a priest – a desecration known as The Abomination.
THE INVESTIGATOR: The trail leads Captain Kat Tapo from the backstreets of Venice to an abandoned Catholic asylum. Then the case is shut down. Why?
THE MASKED CITY: In an encrypted online simulation of Venice, secrets are shared, and anonymity guaranteed. It’s the only place Kat can seek the truth.
THE CONSPIRACY: In the dark depths of post-war politics, Europe’s history was re-written in blood. Now powerful people want the past to stay buried...
Jonathan Holt read English at Oxford, and is now the creative director of an advertising agency. He has travelled widely in Italy, where he fell in love with its language, food and people. He lives in London.
Publication: May 2013
Series: Carnivia Trilogy: THE ABDUCTION May 2014, THE ATROCITY May 2015
Rights sold: US: HarperCollins, Canada: HarperCollins, Germany: Blanvalet, France: Robert Laffont, The Netherlands: Luitingh Sijthoff, Brazil: Editora Record, Italy: Newton Compton, Russia: AST, Turkey: Yapi Kredi, Spain: RBA Libros, Denmark: Klim, Japan: Hayakawa, China (simplified): Shanghai Dook, Poland: MUZA, Taiwan: Locus
Material: Edited ms. Final pdf February 2013, bound ARC proofs January 2013