The Square of Revenge

The Square of Revenge

By Pieter Aspe; Brian Doyle (Translator)

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605984469, 292pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

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 Author
Pieter Aspe is the author of the Pieter Van In mystery series. Aspe lives in Bruges, Belgium, and is one of the most popular contemporary writers in the Flemish language. His novels have sold over one million copies in Europe alone.

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.