Title:
The Alchemist’s Pursuit (The Alchemist, #3)
By:
Dave Duncan
Pages:
320
Rating:
4

Hampered by arthritis, Nostradamus is in no mood for granting favors or running about looking for trouble. But when his apprentice Alfeo’s mistress asks him to investigate the murder of her beloved courtesan mentor-and promises a fortune in payment-he comes around.

It appears that someone is murdering the courtesans of Venice. All were well-known, admired for their skills-and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city.

While Nostradamus attempts to use the dark arts to solve riddles which confound explanation, Alfeo finds himself led by a possibly demonic force through a maze of deceit and death. And when the master and apprentice come to the end of their intertwined paths, there may be hell to pay.

The Alchemist's Pursuit (The Alchemist, #3) book cover

As well put-together as the rest of the series. Despite my repeated claims that this isn’t Duncan’s best, I was still compelled toward the end.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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