Book: Red Blitz by James Ravencategories: Book, Mystery, Suspense, Malicious, Stark Warning, Crime Thriller
James Ravenabout this book: Venice is doomed - that's the threat facing the world's most beautiful city after a known terrorist is found dead. He leaves a note behind in which he reveals an appalling plan to let off a series of bombs aimed at claiming hundreds of lives and destroying scores of ancient buildings. But as the bombs go off and the police start to investigate they discover the shocking truth behind the attacks. And it's not at all what they expected to find!
A trip to Venice some years ago inspired me to write this book. It occurred to me then that the city is particularly vulnerable because the buildings are very old and it's prone to serious flooding. A terrorist attack would surely cause immense damage to lives and the infrastructure.
I enjoyed researching the book because it meant returning to Venice on a number of occasions. It's a city I love and I hate the thought that it is suffering serious deterioration.
The photograph used on the cover I actually took myself during one of my trips there and then treated it with a reddish tint.
Praise for Raven's other novels:
'This is a chilling story, superbly written, with captivating and unique characters. An awesome novel which I highly recommend,' Nancy Silk Reviews blog.
AFTER THE EXECUTION:
''This is by far one of the best books I have ever read, and I've read a lot! It constantly leaves you in heart grabbing suspense and there's so many twists and turns within the plot! I would recommend to anyone wanting a good book to keep them on the edge of their seat and eyes glued to the page!' Goodreads Review.
'This is a real page turner which had me up reading until 2am! Well written and gripping,' Amazon Review.
'Extremely satisfying thriller - great entertainment," Bookmonthly review.
'This is a great thriller and a real heart-stopper which managed to keep me awake late into the night,' Listed Magazine.
James Raven, a television journalist for over thirty years, is also the author of Brutal Revenge and Arctic Blood.
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