January 1474, in the deep cold of an ice-bound Danzig: a man is spending a frivolous winter not facing up to his responsibilities ... It is the merchant Niccolo, diviner, soldier, banker to Kings; shunned by all who know him after revelations of hismurderous mischief-making. But his talents are too great to be squandered, and a subtle political dance ensues as rivals in Poland, Venice, and Persia bid for his services in trade and war and diplomacy. Niccolo has lost his family; but he will discover a new purpose in life...
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Caprice and Rondo Winter 1494 finds Nicholas exiled in a frozen Poland port and facing the prospect of assisting the Muslim prince against the Turks. Will he lose himself among the secret gardens of the Crimea, in the arms of a close friend's bride? Full descriptionReview:
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