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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delacorte Pr
Publication date December 27, 2005
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385338493
ISBN-10 038533849X
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
When Detective Nic Costa arrives to investigate the killing of a woman whose body is found on the floor of the Pantheon, her body brutally carved, he is caught in the middle of an ambush that costs him his only witness and follows a deadly trail that leads to more gruesome murders, high-level government intrigue, a woman's search for the truth, a shocking conspiracy, and a madman. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The snow is falling on the ancient streets of Rome. And in the heart of the city, under the Pantheon’s great dome, a woman’s body lies on the marble floor, carefully positioned with a gruesome carving on her back....In David Hewson’s ingenious new thriller, this horrific murder hurtles Rome’s police force into a collision with U.S. agents–and a secret that has festered for fifteen years, now unraveling in the world’s most enigmatic city.

When Detective Nic Costa arrives at the scene, he is unprepared for what he finds, or for the ambush that leaves his only witness vanished into the night. The dead woman was American. Within hours, U.S. agents descend with a take-no-prisoners style and a shocking story to tell: the killer has struck before, in monuments all over the world, leaving the same cryptic message carved onto the bodies of the victims.

But one agent, beautiful, blond Emily Deacon, has yet another story to tell Nic–about a stunning act of deception that may lead back to the U.S. government, and her own chilling, personal connection to the killer. Now, as the first murder leads to more grisly slayings and a motley crew of veteran Roman cops jousts with the Americans, Nic is pulled into a woman’s harrowing search for the truth…a search that will take them both into the mind of a madman, into a shocking conspiracy–and into a dark episode in a nation’s long-forgotten past.

From its haunting opening to its nerve-shattering climax, The Sacred Cut defies all our expectations, proving once again the unique and compelling genius of David Hewson.

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from Delacorte Pr (December 27, 2005)
9780385338493 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $22.00
About: When Detective Nic Costa investigates the killing of a woman whose body is found on the floor of the Pantheon, he is caught in the middle of an ambush that costs him his only witness and follows a deadly trail that leads to more gruesome murders.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780330545679 Book cover for 9780440242185
 
from Pan Macmillan (January 14, 2016)
9781509821259 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $23.15
from Pan Macmillan (August 5, 2011)
9780330545679 | details & prices | 481 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $13.30
About: For the first time in decades The Eternal City is paralysed by a blizzard.
from Dell Pub Co (August 29, 2006)
9780440242185 | details & prices | 459 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $6.99
About: When Detective Nic Costa arrives to investigate the killing of a woman whose body is found on the floor of the Pantheon, her body brutally carved, he is caught in the middle of an ambush that costs him his only witness and follows a deadly trail that leads to more gruesome murders, high-level government intrigue, a woman's search for the truth, a shocking conspiracy, and a madman.

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