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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publication date January 1, 1989
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780553053371
ISBN-10 055305337X
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen of Rome becomes involved in a kidnapping case that quickly plummets into a case of murder and leads Zen into dangerous and shocking territory in the ancient city
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive.

Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals?  Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business?  His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense.


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Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780553053371 Book cover for 9780745172477
 
Large print edition from Chivers (August 1, 1991)
9780745172477 | details & prices | List price $21.95
The price comparison is for this edition
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (January 1, 1989)
9780553053371 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen of Rome becomes involved in a kidnapping case that quickly plummets into a case of murder and leads Zen into dangerous and shocking territory in the ancient city
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 1, 1997)
9780679768548 | details & prices | 266 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen of Rome becomes involved in the kidnapping of Perugian industrialist Ruggiero Miletti, a case that quickly plummets into a crime of murder and leads Zen into dangerous and shocking territory in the ancient city.
With Eric Bentley, Bob Pixton | from Bantam Books (November 1, 1991)
9780553282375 | details & prices | List price $4.99
This edition also contains Steam Trails: Manchester to Leeds
About: In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist.
CD/Spoken Word
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from Gardners Books (October 6, 2011)
9781445873985 | details & prices | List price $25.10

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