Somerset County Library System of New Jersey | Connect, Explore, Share, Discover

All SCLSNJ locations are out of eclipse glasses.

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

Home/SCLSNJ Recommended Reads/The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

Cenzo just wants to fish. WWII is drawing to a close (at least it seems that way) but Nazis and Fascists still prowl the streets and waters of Venice. Cenzo tries his best to avoid any involvement in the war for either side, but when he finds a girl floating in the lagoon he brings her body on board his ship and instantly regrets it. How is he going to anonymously turn in a body? And when she wakes up he realizes he has even bigger problems since a German warship is in the lagoon and they seem to be looking for something, or someone.

I think those expecting something along the lines of Smith’s Russian thrillers may be disappointed, but those looking for an historical thriller, set in a time and place I haven’t seen many WWII books set during/in, will enjoy this novel. Some have complained that you learn too much about fishing, but I found it interesting. Cenzo is not a simple man; he enjoys his work and what some may see as a simple life, but when he starts describing fishing, and eludes some sticky situations, you realize that there is more to him than meets the eye.

By | 2017-05-03T19:46:17+00:00 March 30th, 2017|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
Connect with SCLSNJ through social networks: