The Venetian Judgment

Deception in the CIA, historical intrigue, and blood in the streets Micah Dalton returns in the stunning new novel by the New York Times bestselling author W inter in Venice and a killing frost has cut deep into CIA cleaner Micah Dalton s heart as he heads out into the night to erase the last members of the Serbian gang who shot his lover, a hand to hand vendetta DaltonDeception in the CIA, historical intrigue, and blood in the streets Micah Dalton returns in the stunning new novel by the New York Times bestselling author.W inter in Venice and a killing frost has cut deep into CIA cleaner Micah Dalton s heart as he heads out into the night to erase the last members of the Serbian gang who shot his lover, a hand to hand vendetta Dalton does not intend to survive And he might not have, if a mysterious jade box containing a stainless steel glasscutter had not arrived at his villa The glasscutter has powerful meaning for only a select few people high up inside the American intelligence establishment.The box, and the dangerous message it contains, triggers a global search for a possible mole within the upper echelons of the CIA itself, a pursuit that takes Dalton from Venice to Santorini to Istanbul, where he collides with a shadowy group of spies determined to prevent the discovery of a plot that could paralyze America s most critical intelligence operations around the world.Through airborne firefights above the Sea of Marmora, a harrowing sea chase up the Straits of the Bosphorus, and then halfway across the globe to a violent confrontation in the mangrove swamps of Florida s Emerald Coast, Dalton and his associate the half American, half English aristocrat Mandy Pownall risk their lives and possibly their sanity in a desperate hunt for the architects of a cunningly deceptive espionage offensive mounted by one of America s most subtle and ancient enemies.Intelligent, sophisticated, and filled with pulsing suspense, The Venetian Judgment is a brilliant thriller from a master craftsman.
The Venetian Judgment Deception in the CIA historical intrigue and blood in the streets Micah Dalton returns in the stunning new novel by the New York Times bestselling author W inter in Venice and a killing frost has cu

  • Title: The Venetian Judgment
  • Author: DavidStone
  • ISBN: 9780399155734
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Venetian Judgment”

    1. Another brilliant book about Micah Dalton the CIA's 'Fixer'It took me a while to get into the book but that was because I had so much things going on, when I was finally able to sit for longer than 10mins to read I was suddenly caught up in Micah and his war against the Serb mafia.I'm already 50% through the next book and it continues not too long after this one.If you enjoy spy stories then the Micah Dalton series is one I'd absolutely recommend.

    2. Henny Bogan does The Venetian JudgmentIt helps to know that author David Stone is a military historian and Venetian Judgment is his third novel featuring CIA agent Micah Dalton. Several oblique references are made to events which occurred in the first two books in the series. The reader is left with the task of connecting these previous events to the present – while sorting out the multiplicity of characters and events happening now. This is not easy. Fast-paced alright, but the best parts wer [...]

    3. Great book in a really good series, very similar to the Jonathan Quinn books, but well worth a read even if you're not a fan of those. It shows all the usual aspects of spycraft and a few you might not have considered, has interesting takes on some historical and international events and makes you think without getting over complicated. If I have one complaint, it's the character of Mandy Pondel, the English rose who by the birth of her mother is as true to the American government as Bond ever w [...]

    4. It starts with great action when Micah Dalton, CIA agent in the field, takes down a Serb gang that shot his lover. After he hooks up with Mandy Ponwall,a CIA agent who brings news about a retired code breaker CIA agent tortured and murderd. She was part of the glass cutter group which were the code breakers. The book in itself is a little disjointed and hard to get into until about page 200. It takes you on a miandering path with its parallel story lines and vivid descriptions that make scenrios [...]

    5. Oh dearI confess I liked it and its easy to just skim right over what you DON'T want to dwell on; good pulp reading if you feel like it and he DOES do Venice well. You'd have guessed I'd find this w/ Venetian in the title (although I pulled it from Kent's eBooks!).Well-written, good descriptions, good verbal banter (if you do for that kind of thing) - even a GOOD mystery in there. I can't think on ONE of my friends good-reading (to use the Italian descriptive rule for word order) that would actu [...]

    6. Love this series by David Stone. Action, mystery, plenty of plot twists, very likable characters and enough diabolical villains to keep you gripped with suspense. The stories take place in some of the most exotic places in the world. Since I have been to many of those places, I can tell that the author has been there as well by his descriptions. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves books that are impossible to put down and walk away from.

    7. Third book in the series featuring the CIA "cleaner" Micah Dalton. Plenty of graphic violence, explosions and shootings. This time Micah is on the trail of the sadistic assassin killing the members of a top secret group in the agency. A twist in the end when the assassin meets his match, and it was not Micah.Fast easy read. No thinking involved.

    8. Picked this up at a library used book sale. This was the first book in this series that I have read, so I missed some of the backstory behind some of the characters and the inter-book storyline. The story itself was fairly fast paced but it jumped around a little and seemed somewhat unconnected at times. If you just want to read a thriller or are involved in the series, give it a try.

    9. I gave it the entire first 162 pages but just wasn't enjoying it. Still, I skimmed the rest of the book but didn't find anything interesting. Talking to his dead partner was minimal. Lots of jumping around and very little "cleaning."

    10. There really wasn't anything I liked about this book. I just can't walk away from a book without knowing the ending.

    11. First read for this author. And now I see this is book #3 in the series, LOL. Well, I shall continue reading David Stone. Funny that I took so long to pick this up, then poof, all done!

    12. A little slicker than the last two but it held together well. Lots of technical spy stuff also, I liked it.

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