He died in the darkness, and they find his body at sunrise. He lies on Venice s most popular beach, his throat slit and his tongue cut out.
Italian police captain Kat Tapo suspects a ritual murder. Evidence points to the shadowy brotherhood of the Freemasons, but its members won t cooperate with a policewoman. If Kat wants to solve this case, she ll need to use all the allies she has: friends, lovers, hackers, spies.
Working alongside her American colleague, US Army lieutenant Holly Boland, Kat soon realizes that she needs to look beyond the crowded streets of Venice for answers. From the United States to North Africa to the virtual world of Carnivia, created by notorious hacker Daniele Barbo, Kat is in a deadly race against time to unlock the secrets of Italy s past before Venice itself starts to burn. . . ."