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Head of Zeus
The Boatman
The Boatman: A conspiracy thriller set in Venice from the author of The Girl Before Jonathan Holt
 The Carnivia Trilogy, 1

The sensational debut thriller in the internationally bestselling Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller.

Previously published as The Abomination.

They found the woman's body on the steps of a church, washed up by Venice's winter tides. A tattoo on her wrist matched graffiti in an abandoned hospital, not used since the Second World War.

It's Captain Kat Tapo's first murder case, and she'll do anything to get to the truth. But as the hunt for the killer intensifies, she discovers secrets from Italy's dark wartime past that will put her in great danger...

This is the first novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers THE GIRL BEFORE and BELIEVE ME.

Reviews for the Carnivia Trilogy:

'A genuinely thrilling thriller that is also an illuminating portrait of a particular world ... A terrific book' Literary Review.

'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph.

'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times.

'Impressive ... The characters are strong and Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail.

'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine.

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
01 May 2013 * 448pp * £4.99 * 9781781853672
REVIEWS
'The characters are strong, Venice is a magnificent backdrop and it has an arresting opening ... impressive'
Daily Mail
'Jonathan Holt blasts on to the thriller scene with a high voltage, all bets are off, cracker'
Crimesquad
'AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!! ... If you are a fan of Dan Brown this is certainly for you ... To say it's a page turner is an understatement! The only problem now is waiting for the next book in the trilogy!'
Sam Lewis for Lovereading.co.uk
'[A] diverting debut ... Holt captures the allure of Venice and its creative cyber-counterpart, and creates two forceful [...] protagonists in Kat and Holly. The author gets carried away by throwing mystery on top of mystery, but, well, that's part of the fun'
Publishers Weekly
'A genuinely thrilling thriller ... A terrific book by any standard ... Outstanding'
Literary Review
'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader'
Saga Magazine
ALSO IN THE SERIES
The Abduction
The Traitor
Author
Jonathan Holt
Jonathan Holt
Jonathan Holt is the internationally bestselling author of The Carnivia Trilogy. He also writes psychological thrillers under the name J.P. Delaney. His novels The Girl Before and Believe Me have both been top-ten Sunday Times bestsellers and been published all over the world.
ALSO BY Jonathan Holt
The Abduction
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