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Fiction International Mystery & Crime

Sicilian Refuge

by (author) Keith Weaver

Iguana Books
Initial publish date
May 2019
International Mystery & Crime, Suspense, Historical
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    May 2019
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Ryan Chandler, a successful but apathetic student, drops out of university and is soon leading a rudderless existence. Living at home, working a dead-end part-time job, but deeply dissatisfied, he accepts a rare opportunity to pursue his own research project. Soon installed in the German city of Karlsruhe, Ryan throws himself into his project, studying aspects of the first-ever international scientific meeting and focussing on the contributions to that meeting made by one of the delegates, a man who ultimately becomes a famous Italian chemist.

Aspects of his project gradually draw Ryan’s interest toward Italian unification, the Risorgimento, and some of the charismatic characters involved in that struggle. But he is also attracted to a 160-year-old mystery, and it soon becomes clear that he is not the only one interested. Ryan has stumbled across something treacherous, with unknown depths. A dark violence begins to engulf Ryan’s friends, his family, and himself. In Rome, hints appear as to the nature of that violence, which reveals itself in Sicily and follows him back to Karlsruhe.

Sicilian Refuge weaves past and present together in a story of personal growth, loss, and retribution.

About the author

Having successfully retired from a long and fulfilling engineering career, Keith Weaver has made the switch to an enduring passion: writing. The present book, Flight, joins his other five novels, one novella, two books of short stories, and the memoir in tribute to his extraordinary wife, Maggie. There are further books in the pipeline. For an addicted reader and someone who has always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, writing provides the perfect means to integrate all his interests in science, history, philosophy, languages, and technology, and to pursue fresh knowledge on every front. Things that anchor him to the real world are cooking, cycling in Europe, bread making, wine tasting in vineyards, spending time with many good friends, and enjoying the company of his two cats.

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