I am pleased to welcome Rob Samborn today in support of his book, Painter of the Damned. It’s the sequel to The Prisoner of Paradise.
About Painter of the Damned:
A soul mate trapped in purgatory.
The quest for ultimate power.
After escaping Venice with their lives, Nick & Julia O’Connor have one goal: return home so they can end their nightmare vacation. But before they reach the American consulate, they’re captured by Interpol and returned to Venice.
Behind Nick’s detention is Salvatore della Porta, the corrupt head of an ancient, enigmatic order that controls Paradise, Tintoretto’s Renaissance masterpiece that’s also a purgatory for thousands of souls—including Nick’s soul mate from the 16th century.
Della Porta believes Nick’s previous life knows the location of a book lost to the ages. This mysterious manuscript will bring him world-changing power—or topple the order.
As Nick’s link to the past consumes him, it’s up to Julia to save her husband and crush della Porta. But with friends in short supply, she must enlist Carlo Zuccaro, unaware the young artist is the order’s new Painter and warden of the damned.
“From 16th century Venice to modern Madrid, Painter of the Damned splashes bright history, dark arts, crimson action, and shape-shifting twists onto an epic canvas to create a genre-bending masterwork.”
– David L. Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of THE DEVIL’S WATERS and ISAAC’S BEACON
“Rob Samborn delivers with his latest thriller… You will want to read Painter of the Damned. Period!“
– Yasmin Angoe, bestselling author of HER NAME IS KNIGHT
“Impossible to predict and equally impossible to put down… …lush prose and fascinating historical detail while plumbing a powerful love story that crosses time itself. Nothing ordinary, here’s a mystery thriller that brings history alive through fully animated characters and a brilliant, vibrant background that plunges the reader from the past to the present with equal ease.”
– Jane Thornley, bestselling author of THE AGENCY OF THE ANCIENT LOST & FOUND historical mystery thriller series
“A truly unique thriller blending elements of mystery, suspense and loads of action, Painter of the Damned takes readers on a journey unlike any other. Strap in for a heady adventure that delivers on all levels.”
– Andrew Clawson, author of THE ARTHURIAN RELIC and THE HARRY FOX series
“Gripping. Rob Samborn can give Dan Brown a run for his money. He weaves a story in a web of psychological intrigue that takes his readers on a roller coaster ride with an ancient order, a framed couple, and a Renaissance painting with an eerie secret. But it doesn’t stop there. Samborn has eloquent prose that gives a level of sophistication to a story with a broad mass appeal. If you are into enigmatic thrillers, this book will leave you wanting more.”
– Readers’ Favorite review
About the Author:
Rob Samborn is the author of The Prisoner of Paradise and The Swordsman of Venice. In addition to being a novelist, Rob is a screenwriter, entrepreneur and avid traveler. He’s been to forty countries, lived in five of them and studied nine languages.
As a restless spirit who can’t remember the last time he was bored, he’s on a quest to explore the intricacies of our world and try his hand at a multitude of crafts; he’s also an accomplished artist and musician, as well as a budding furniture maker. Originally from New York City, Rob lived in Los Angeles for twenty years before moving to Denver with his wife, daughter and dog.
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