The Bead Merchant by Lee McAulay
Approx. 33,950 words.
Published on March 14, 2011.
A swashbuckling romance of the high seas, stuffed with intrigue, suspense and passion, set in the ruthless bead markets of Murano at the twilight of the Venetian Republic.
The enemy is at the border. Assassins lie round every corner. And love is in the air...