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Goddard always has very unlikely people as his protagonists and this latest novel is no exception. Nick Paleologus has an interesting history of mental illness and though he's been well for some years the events in this part of his life are enough to send anyone over the edge. He is invited to his brother's fiftieth birthday party by his siblings but they have an ulterior motive. Their father has had a very handsome offer for the family home which his children want him to accept but he is adamant he will not sell.   When things start to unravel, like their father's suspicious death, and a new will, leaving the house to another relative, Nick finds himself in the position of finding out about the family secret. His quest takes him from Cornwall to Edinburgh to Venice and the action never stops. Who is the mysterious Santris who has offered so much for the house? And who is his representative, Elspeth Hartley, who disappears when Nick's father, Michael, dies.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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