At summer's end, Urbino Macintyre races to save an innocent lifeInside the elegant Caffè Florian, Urbino Macintyre shares a conversation with his beloved friend, the Contessa da Capo-Zendrini. Life in Venice is serene, and they are happier than they have ever been — until a murder shatters the peace. Three seemingly unrelated deaths catch Macintyre's attention, and the amateur sleuth throws himself into unraveling their mysteries. In the days leading up to the annual Historical Regatta, Macintyre discovers a plot against an innocent person. To save a life, he will have to discover the ugly truth that lurks beyond the beauty of St. Mark's Square.