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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date May 1, 1997
Pages 266
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679768548
ISBN-10 0679768548
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award, this chilling police procedural is a 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Chivers (August 1, 1991)
9780745172477 | details & prices | List price $21.95
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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The price comparison is for this edition
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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