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Alibi - A Novel

Joseph Kanon

From the bestselling author of LOS ALAMOS and THE GOOD GERMAN comes a riveting tale of love, revenge and murder set in postwar Venice It is 1946, and a stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. Nothing has changed in Venice-not the beautiful palazzi, not the violins at Florian's, not the shifting water that makes the city, untouched by bombs, still seem a dream. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront another Venice, a city still at war with itself, haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation-the international set drinking at Harry's, the police who kept order for the Germans, and most of all Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who happens to be his mother's new suitor. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas. When is murder acceptable? What are the limits of guilt? How much is someone willing to pay for a perfect alibi? Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as an enthralling but sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has again written a gripping historical thriller. ALIBI is at once a murder mystery, a love story, and a superbly crafted novel about the nature of moral responsibility.

From the bestselling author of LOS ALAMOS and THE GOOD GERMAN comes a riveting tale of love, revenge and murder set in postwar Venice It is 1946, and a stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. Nothing has changed in Venice-not the beautiful palazzi, not the violins at Florian's, not the shifting water that makes the city, untouched by bombs, still seem a dream. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront another Venice, a city still at war with itself, haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation-the international set drinking at Harry's, the police who kept order for the Germans, and most of all Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who happens to be his mother's new suitor. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas. When is murder acceptable? What are the limits of guilt? How much is someone willing to pay for a perfect alibi? Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as an enthralling but sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has again written a gripping historical thriller. ALIBI is at once a murder mystery, a love story, and a superbly crafted novel about the nature of moral responsibility.
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From the bestselling author of LOS ALAMOS and THE GOOD GERMAN comes a riveting tale of love, revenge and murder set in postwar Venice It is 1946, and a stunned Europe is beginning its slow recovery from the ravages of World War II. Adam Miller has come to Venice to visit his widowed mother and try to forget the horrors he has witnessed as a U.S. Army war crimes investigator in Germany. Nothing has changed in Venice-not the beautiful palazzi, not the violins at Florian's, not the shifting water that makes the city, untouched by bombs, still seem a dream. But when Adam falls in love with Claudia, a Jewish woman scarred by her devastating experiences during the war, he is forced to confront another Venice, a city still at war with itself, haunted by atrocities it would rather forget. Everyone, he discovers, has been compromised by the Occupation-the international set drinking at Harry's, the police who kept order for the Germans, and most of all Gianni Maglione, the suave and enigmatic Venetian who happens to be his mother's new suitor. And when, finally, the troubled past erupts in violent murder, Adam finds himself at the center of a web of deception, intrigue, and unexpected moral dilemmas. When is murder acceptable? What are the limits of guilt? How much is someone willing to pay for a perfect alibi? Using the piazzas and canals of Venice as an enthralling but sinister backdrop, Joseph Kanon has again written a gripping historical thriller. ALIBI is at once a murder mystery, a love story, and a superbly crafted novel about the nature of moral responsibility.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

6h 14m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:13