In the heat of a Rome summer, a seven-year-old boy vanishes in the dank catacombs beneath the city. Now fourteen years have passed, and in acclaimed author David Hewsons stunning new crime novel the heart-wrenching case has come back to life as Detective Nic Costa and his fellow investigators search through layers of their citys historyfor a killer leaving a trail of bodies, lust, and revenge.
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"The subterranean labyrinths just may hold the answers to a mystery whose poignant resolution few readers will anticipate." - PW.
"As the story weaves across multiple time lines...Hewson keeps his readers securely tethered to a narrative lifeline .... A superb mix of history, mystery, and humanity." - Booklist.
"There are hints of Dan Brown here, but David Hewson handles the material intelligently and plot and characterization remain the novel's strengths." - The Times Literary Supplement.
"Hewson's work has been compared to that of Donna Leon and Dan Brown, and it will certainly appeal to fans of both writers. His stories are fresh, original, brightly written and very smart, and his latest book is his best so far. This is definitely among this spring's must-read crime fictions." - The Calgary Herald.
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David Hewson is
the author of several travel books, at least six standalone novels and the Nic Costa series. He used to be a weekly columnist for the Sunday
Times, but gave up journalism in 2005 to focus full time on his novels. He lives in Kent, England.
David originates from the North of England and did not travel abroad until he was 21. However he read about Italy and Greece at the library and grew up dreaming of the Mediterranean.
Rights for the Nic Costa series have been sold to a number of countries, but he is particularly proud of the fact that the series has been translated into Italian, "When you're a foreigner writing about their country, normally they won't touch you. They'll look at a book and say this is all wrong, so it's great that an Italian publisher should ...
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