The Square of Revenge
Publication Date: June 2013
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The beautiful medieval architecture of Bruges belies the dark longings of her residents. When the wealthy and powerful Ludovic Degroof's jewelry store is broken into, nothing is stolen, but the jewels have been dissolved in jars if aqua regia, an acid so strong it can even melt gold. In the empty safe is a scrap of paper on which a strange square has been drawn. At first, Inspector Van In pays little attention to the paper, focusing on the bizarre nature of the burglary. But when Degroof's offspring also receive letters with this same square, Van In and the beautiful new DA Hannelore Martens find themselves unraveling a complex web of enigmatic Latin phrase and a baroness fallen family and Degroof's relationship with a hostage grandchild, ransomed for a priceless collection of art.
About the AuthorPieter Aspe is the author of a series detective stories starring inspector Van In. The Square of Revenge was the first novel to be translated into English. Pieter lives in Bruges, Belgium, and is one of the most popular writers contemporary writers in the Flemish language.
Brian Doyle is the editor of the University of Portland's award-winning Portland Magazine, and the author of many books, among them the spiritual essay collections Grace Notes, Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies and a new collection of his spiritual essays, The Thorny Grace of It (Loyola Press). Brian's own essays have appeared in U.S. Catholic, First Things, Christian Century, America, The American Scholar, Harper's and The Atlantic Monthly.