By David Hewson
It’s the peak of the tourist season in Rome, and defense is tight as global leaders assemble for a G8 summit. whereas politicians bicker in the back of the partitions of the illustrious Palazzo del Quirinale, a bad hazard is lurking outside—a hazard that’s been dormant for a very long time yet is now greatly unsleeping. In David Hewson’s robust new mystery, Detective Nic Costa and the lads and girls of the Questura needs to paintings in mystery to thwart a conspiracy that reaches greater than any of them can have imagined.
In the early hours of a sultry summer season night, a central authority motor vehicle comes below fireplace alongside the slender through delle Quattro Fontane. whilst the pictures die away, one individual lies lifeless and another—Ministry of inside reputable Giovanni Batisti—has been abducted.
The bad destiny of the lacking bureaucrat is quickly revealed—leaving all of Italy in surprise. Who might do this sort of factor? And why? All indicators aspect to a mysterious terrorist team that calls itself the Blue Demon, a firm whose final crusade of violence ended twenty years ago.
For Detective Nic Costa, fixing this example is an all-consuming obsession. yet as he and his crew commence their research, they locate themselves lowered to dear bodyguards—and their palms tied with purple tape—until tragedy moves and claims one among their own.
Hampered at each flip through the Ministry of Interior’s meddling defense leader and a cagey and robust major minister, Costa and the participants of his workforce are made up our minds to pursue their quest for justice. As one terror assault after one other sends the everlasting urban spiraling into panic, Nic Costa vows that not anything will cease him from catching a vengeful madman bent on tearing aside his urban, its humans, and its very heritage.
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