Venice, 1604. When rumours of a rare and priceless diamond begin to circulate amongst the gamblers and courtesans of the Venetian demi-monde, the Levant Company merchant Paul Pindar becomes convinced that the jewel is linked to the fate of his former love, Celia Lamprey.
As his obsession with the mysterious stone grows it becomes clear that there are other, more sinister forces at play.
Is the diamond real, or is it just a trick to lure him to his ruin?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 21/03/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781408809860