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Anita Bharwani | 1 comments An orphaned Italian heiress to vast land estates etc. Hounded by Land Sharks looks for help to save her life and lands from the ruthless sharks .

Leone is a senator in the newly formed senate in Rome after centuries of being in the hands of thugs , dacoits .

Leone is a highly educated person - expert in legal aspects particularly regarding land holdings and responsible for the legislation of various laws that protect the life and property of citizens from being usurped by mafia and dacoits .

His (now deceased ) father and his best friend Dottore are inseparable best friends both intellectuals in their respective fields spent a great deal of time together in Leone's mansion .

Sr. Leone's vast library had a copious (vast) record and documents of his various land holdings as well as other various valuables - Artefacts - heirlooms .

The Doctor took very good care of all these valuables and made records of these various categories meticulously - so much that Sr. Leone used to ask the doctor for even his personal diary . Doctor used to dress in simple but elegant suits and did not favour any embellishments - cufflinks - watches - rings - bracelets . He was just like a very serious doctor should be - nothing fancy or frilly - or companionship of ladies - He was a frugal man - a simple , hardworking systematic man . He was totally and completely in charge of Sr. Leone's holdings .

One fine day Sr.Leone died and Doctor mourned like a faithful doggy .

Now Leone carried on like in the days of his father . Doc in home & Leone in Senate .

The only lady in house was a faithful housekeeper since the days of Sr. Leone .

One day when Leone was away at Senate , a dacoit Barbossa raided his estate entering from the backdoor into the kitchen - housekeeper was assaulted and bore the child of Barbossa . Barbossa besides being a ruthless and scum with absolutely no ethics was a very handsome man . His fiery red blond hair long tresses and emerald green eyes adorned his daughter .

She grew up at Leone's mansion and was treated as royalty and doted upon by all .

Now Leone was approched by the landed heiress for protection for self + land .

He secured her lands and was drawn to her reciprocated - led to marriage .

Lady Barbossa - now at 16 was livid - Leone was hers . She left mansion to join Dacoits and planned a coup on his wedding day .

She entered from the backdoor with Barbossa and slit her mother from throat to stomach - housekeeper screamed to Leone and Mrs. Leone in vain .

Leone was spent and languorous on nuptial bed . He was brutally attacked and his tongue was cut off . He was left for dead .

But Mrs. Leone survived as her personal bodyguards particularly Mr. G stole her away to safety . So both Leone & Mrs. Leone were dead to the world .

Enter - Dottore - In a Red satin frilly frock and silken stockings - a silver Wig adorned his head - Diamonds and Pearls . At last - he said " I am the Lord and master of it all " . Leone + Mrs. Leone + son survive - End .


message 2: by El (new)

El | 502 comments Anita, do you when it was published? Is this adult, YA, mystery, historical fiction, romance? It might help if you put more details in your title to this thread.

When did you read it?

Do you remember what the cover looked like?


message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38241 comments Mod
Anita, please provide plot details (no spoilers) and the genre of the book you’re looking for in the Topic header, not something vague like "Help! can't remember this book". Someone is more likely to recognize your book.

Did you read this in English? If not, what language? Author female or male?


message 4: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 38241 comments Mod
Anita, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


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