The city of falling angels

From Eileen Effrat
author: Berendt, John
The city of falling angels
Berendt, bestselling author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,
leaves Savannah, Georgia  behind with its scandals, secrets and hilarious
eccentrics, and  now travels to Venice, Italy.  Days before his arrival,
Venice’s historic Fenice Opera House goes up  in flames.  Is it arson?
The subsequent investigation provides the background  as he delves into
the people, politics, and city lore that  the average tourist  never
encounters.  With a keen eye for detail and his ability to ingratiate
himself  into the upper echelons of Venetian society, he uncovers unsavory
tales of greed , hate, and corruption.  Armchair travelers and those who
love Venice, will enjoy this book for its setting, as well as some very
memorable   characters.