By Michael Dibdin
While the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the neighborhood soccer crew is located either shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is named to Bologna to supervise the research. getting better slowly from surgical procedure, and fleeing an both painful hindrance in his own lifestyles, Zen is just too chuffed to tackle what before everything seems to be a regimen and comparatively trouble-free task. yet quickly a world-famous college professor is shot with a similar gun, instantly after publicly humiliating Italy's best big name tv chef, and the case-intertwined with the fates of an earnest scholar of semiotics and a mysterious younger immigrant who claims to be from Ruritania-spins uncontrolled, and Zen is in no situation to upward push to the problem. There's additionally a wild card within the pack, Tony Speranza, Bologna's so much flamboyant deepest detective. again to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted, includes a forged of brilliant and idiosyncratic characters, and alongside the way in which supplies either comedian and severe insights into the realities of today's Italy.
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Back to Bologna (Aurelio Zen, Book 10) by Michael Dibdin