Soon to be made available is my first novel, a colourfully dark Faustian mystery set in the Venetian Lagoon.

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Having become the main recipient of blame after his family practice in the US floundered to bankruptcy, young neurologist Alessio Viscardi fortuitously stumbles across the anomalous genius unveiled in the night through his sleep-talking sister, Lala, whose knowledge appears to be boundless while in an unconscious state. He takes life to Venice, Italy, where Lala works at the risqué Caffé Cupid, secretly conducting his research on her while she sleeps unaware. Enthralled by her strikingly distinct nighttime persona, even enamored by it, he begins to use her counsel to treat the patients at his hospital day job and eventually engages a crusade to bring about a scientific revolution. However, doubts arise as to the independent ambitions of this sleep-talking “goddess”, and Alessio quickly finds his lifelong struggle for truth twirling amidst a polytheistic masquerade. Drawing unlikely friends into the crossfire and illustrious enemies to callous envy, the ultimate question continues to haunt the lagoon’s historical labyrinth...