Snowfall in Venice

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

An intriguing tale of suspense and adventure unfolds in this entertaining tale of a promising young cosmetic surgeon and his bride who stumble onto a stolen treasure while on their honeymoon trip to Italy.
Danger erupts when a morose Mafia chieftain offers Doctor Mark Gundersen a terrible choice. Operate successfully on his disfigured daughter and keep the treasure----or face a slow lingering death.
Set in the beautiful ski hills of Cortina, Italy and the mysterious islands of Venice, Snowfall in Venice delivers plenty of twists and turns before arriving at a conclusion that will keep reader’s guessing to the very end.

Table of Contents

Death of the Hermit

The enticing story starts with a mysterious death
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The Honeymoon

A honeymoon from Hell begins
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House of the Hermit

House of the Hermit   CORTINA, ITALY As our limo rounded the steep mountain highway curve, we had our first glimpse of t... Read Chapter

The Confession

The Confession   Gayle took the large sealed envelope from me. It was marked “PRIVATO E CONFIDENZIALE.” It was heavier t... Read Chapter


Avalanche!   Tears rolled down Gayle’s face after she finished the translation of the hermit’s confession. She silently ... Read Chapter

A very small theft

A very small theft   Gayle sank back in the deep old-fashioned bath, hoping the warm, comfortable embrace of the scented wat... Read Chapter

Villa of Don Benedetti

Villa of Don Benedetti   Don Lorenzo Benedetti sat slouched behind his massive desk. Blue smoke from his Monte Cristo hand-r... Read Chapter

The Flawed Madonna

The flawed Madonna   The maid, Alba, once again stood at attention in front of the massive desk of Don Benedetti. And once m... Read Chapter

Don Benedetti's Decision

Don Benedetti’s Decision   At 8:30 a.m. Carlos escorted us to a very elegant dining room for breakfast. Two well- dressed ... Read Chapter


Angelina When we entered the elaborate dining room, I was surprised to see the Don already sitting at the end of a long, well set hea... Read Chapter


Emergency!   With our newfound freedom, Gayle and I set about exploring the wonders of the Venetian Islands, but always unde... Read Chapter

The Vendetta

The Vendetta I found myself developing a morbid fascination with our captor. Since Gino’s emergency operation the Don had become in... Read Chapter

The Unveiling of Angelina

After the operation Angelina faces the crowd. Was the operation a successful enough to save to save Mark's hands?
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A Snowfall in Venice

A Snowfall in Venice Although her four-poster bed was warm and comfortable, Angelina was too excited to sleep. A multitude of memorie... Read Chapter

The Banco San Paolo

The Banco San Paolo With the Christmas festivities finally over, several days had passed by with no mention of the reward. Gayle and ... Read Chapter

The Hermit's Revenge

Hermit’s Revenge   When Don Benedetti finished reading the letter, his face set in stone. He handed the document to Gayle ... Read Chapter

A treasure lost

A treasure lost Promptly the next morning, we met Don Benedetti as scheduled at the bank. I was armed with a letter of authorization ... Read Chapter

Don Benedetti's Solution

Don Benedetti’s solution   The Don greeted us at the door, extending an invitation to join him in the office for a nightca... Read Chapter

Arrivederci Venice

Arrivederci Venice Lorenzo hosted a wonderful, but sad, farewell dinner for us. Angelina and her friend Pietro were there, along with... Read Chapter

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A short chapter one.
Great writing, and dramatic scenes.

Sat, August 15th, 2020 4:18am

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