A riveting thriller that appropriates the beauty and savagery of classical Rome and plays it off against the corruption and sleaze of the present day. Beware the ides of March . . .
When a young woman turns up dead in a peat bog, Teresa Lupo, a maverick pathologist, thinks she's got the victim of an ancient Roman ritual on her hands. She's wrong. Leo Falcone, the chief inspector, knows this case is recent history and the horror is still very much alive.
So begins an investigation that will take the police deep into the dark underworld of modern day Rome's most disturbing and sinister secrets. Nic Costa is trying to stay off the drink. Gianni Peroni used to work vice until he was caught in one of his own department's stings. Emile Neri, the Boss, can't trust his own son and Vergil Wallis, the American ex-crook, is refusing to talk. Meanwhile, someone is trying very hard to kill the pathologist. And now another beautiful young woman has gone missing . . .
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David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He is the bestselling author of more than sixteen books published in more than twenty languages. His popular Costa contemporary crime series is now in development for a series of TV movies in Rome.
In 2006 he launched a campaigning web-site save-wye which was instrumental in a successful battle to prevent one of the largest environmental threats to the countryside of Kent in southern England. His non-fiction book on the campaign to defend Wye from development, Saved, was published in May 2007.
He lives close to Wye, Kent.
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