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Vendetta - Michael Dibdin
Vendetta
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In Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen, Michael Dibdin has given the mystery one of its most complex and compelling protagonists: a man wearily trying to enforce the law in a society where the law is constantly being bent. In this, the first novel he appears in, Zen himself has been assigned to... show more
In Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen, Michael Dibdin has given the mystery one of its most complex and compelling protagonists: a man wearily trying to enforce the law in a society where the law is constantly being bent. In this, the first novel he appears in, Zen himself has been assigned to do some law bending. Officials in a high government ministry want him to finger someone--anyone--for the murder of an eccentric billionaire, whose corrupt dealings enriched some of the most exalted figures in Italian politics.But Oscar Burolo's murder would seem to be not just unsolvable but impossible. The magnate was killed on a heavily fortified Sardinian estate, where every room was monitored by video cameras. Those cameras captured Burolo's grisly death, but not the face of his killer. And that same killer, elusive, implacable, and deranged, may now be stalking Zen. Inexorable in its suspense, superbly atmospheric, Vendetta is further proof of Dibdin's mastery of the crime novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679768531 (067976853X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Aurelio Zen (#2)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Vendetta (Aurelio Zen, #2) by Michael Dibdin
bookshelves: winter-20102011, italy, execution, gangsters, mystery-thriller, published-1990 Read on January 16, 2011 episode #1 wherein the muffin does some bluffingThey was a longish sequence in that cafe, in the typewriter, where M and I sat and sipped .Started off in rather a lacklustre way ...
Brick
Brick rated it
Moral complexity, shades of grey, within another very entertaining book. The depth of Dibdin's stories is astonishing, other mystery writers are not in this league.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
episode #1 wherein the muffin does some bluffingThey was a longish sequence in that cafe in the typewriter where M and I sat and sipped .Started off in rather a lacklustre way but it gathered momentum and I was gripped from the meeting of the wild woman onwards."what's the matter, you don't like sex...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
2.0 Vendetta: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
Even if the plot was very, very thin and that I figured it out a few pages into the second part of the book, this book was kinda intriguing in all aspects except for the mystery part. I liked the inside view into the Italian bureaucratic government way to do things. I liked nothing is said but every...
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