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Medusa: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 259
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375422690
ISBN-10 0375422692
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $23.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When a murdered body is discovered, and then subsequently stolen, from an abandoned military tunnel in the Italian Alps, Aurelio Zen is put on the case to establish if the killing is somehow related to a recent car bombing in the tax haven of Campion d'Italia. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Michael Dibdin’s veteran Italian police officer is back. The newest addition to this remarkable series -- consistently galvanizing as much for its revelation of the subtle complexities of Italian life as for its page-turning suspense -- is a novel of long-held secrets set against a sweeping background of political and passionate intrigue.

When a group of Austrian cavers exploring a network of abandoned military tunnels in the Italian Alps comes across human remains at the bottom of a deep shaft, everyone assumes the death was accidental. Until, that is, the still-unidentified body is stolen from the morgue and the Defense Ministry puts a news blackout on the case. And is the recent car bombing in Campione D’Italia, a tiny tax haven surrounded on all sides by Switzerland, somehow related? The whole affair has the whiff of political corruption. That’s enough to interest Aurelio Zen’s boss at the Interior Ministry, who wants to know who is hiding what from whom, and why.

The search for the truth leads Zen back into the murky history of postwar Italy and the obscure corners of modern-day society to uncover the truth about a crime that everyone thought was as dead and buried as its victim.

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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (August 23, 2004)
9781587247651 | details & prices | 389 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $28.95
About: When a murdered body is discovered, and then stolen, from an abandoned military tunnel in the Italian Alps, Aurelio Zen investigates to see if the killing is somehow related to a recent car bombing in the tax haven of Campion d'Italia.
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from Pantheon Books (February 1, 2004)
9780375422690 | details & prices | 259 pages | 5.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $23.00
About: When a murdered body is discovered, and then stolen, from an abandoned military tunnel in the Italian Alps, Aurelio Zen investigates to see if the killing is somehow related to a recent car bombing in the tax haven of Campion d'Italia.
Miscellaneous
from Vintage (August 20, 2010)
9780385672443 | details & prices | List price $13.95

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