In the dark alleys and back streets of Venice lurks an uncontrollable evil: Aballino, The Bravo of Venice. When the Neapolitan Count Rosalvo is called upon to rid the city of the Bravo, he is torn between his love for the Doge's niece Rosabella and a dark secret.

An adaptation of J. H. D. Zschokke's popular German Romance Aballino, Der Grosse Bandit (1794), The Bravo of Venice is brought to life by the master of Gothic horror, Matthew "Monk" Lewis. Edited by K. Willis Lloyd, The Bravo of Venice marks the first  novel in the German Gothic Series.