Friday, April 1, 2016
Book beginnings, Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
"Aurelio Zen lounged on the sofa like a listless god, bringing the dead back to life. With a flick of his finger he made them rise again."
Zen is a police detective who works in Rome, and he could be a cousin to the wonderful fictional detectives Brunetti who is a detective in Venice and Montalbano who works in Sicily. Those two detectives star in two series I also enjoy. Zen has a difficult time at work, especially after his promotion. The man who wanted the promotion is out to get him. Meanwhile a dangerous man picks the lock on Zen's apartment and leaves him threats there, while Zen's mother with dementia is alone in the apartment. Zen just wants to do his job and catch criminals, not always easy in Rome. Half way through Vendetta Zen is sent to Sardinia to investigate a related crime there.
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