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The Phoenix of Florence By Philip Kazan

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When a family feud shatters the peace of 16th century Tuscany, ripping apart a family, a young girl is left alone. In Florence, a former soldier investigates two murders which are not what they seem, and a chance discovery sends him back to his past. With only a forgotten saint to guide them, they hide in plain sight, praying to find themselves.

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The Phoenix of Florence: Mystery and murder in medieval Italy by Philip Kazan

16th century Italy, deep in the Tuscan countryside a long-held feud between two aristocratic families ends in tragedy leaving only one young girl alive. Having barely escaped with her life, she vows to survive at all costs . Years later, amidst the winding streets and majestic facades of Florence, two murders are not all they seem. As Onorio Celavini, commander of the Medici police force, investigates he is horrified to find a personal connection to the crimes, and a conspiracy lurking beyond. The secrets of his past threaten to spill out and Celavini is forced to revisit the traumatic memories hidden deep within him to lay the ghosts of history to rest. Poignant, brutal and compelling The Phoenix of Florence is a richly told and cleverly crafted tale of a struggle for identity and a battle for justice in an Italy besieged by war.

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Selected as the Historical Book of the Month in The Times: `This is a historical crime novel with soul, written with beauty and tenderness.' Antonia Senior, The Times; `A complex narrative of violence, betrayal and the power of traumatic events to shape identity... Kazan has written convincingly about Renaissance Italy in earlier books and his vivid vigorous prose brings it to life again.' Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times

About Philip Kazan

Philip Kazan was born in London and grew-up on Dartmoor. He is the author of two previous novels set in fifteenth-century Florence and the Petroc series following a thirteenth-century adventurer. After living in New York and Vermont, Philip is back on the edge of Dartmoor with his wife and three children.

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The Phoenix of Florence: Mystery and murder in medieval Italy by Philip Kazan
Philip Kazan
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