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A Long Finish (An Aurelio Zen Mystery)

Michael Dibdin

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ISBN 10: 1491573112 / ISBN 13: 9781491573112
Published by Brilliance Audio, 2015
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Title: A Long Finish (An Aurelio Zen Mystery)

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: MP3 CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: MP3 Una.

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Aurelio Zen heads to wine country where the vineyard soil is rich and family politics are complex...and sometimes deadly.

After his adventures in Cosi Fan Tutti Aurelio Zen finds himself back in Rome, sneezing in a damp wine cellar and being given another unorthodox assignment—to release the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family.

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Fresh from the successful investigation of a series of crimes in Naples, that admirably devious and dour Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen returns to his office in Rome to discover that a new set of bureaucrats is in power--with plans to punish him for his success by sending to him Sicily to fight the Mafia. Fate, in the form of a powerful film director, offers a way out: Zen is to go instead to Piedmont, where the murder of a noted winemaker--apparently by his son and heir--threatens the future of one of the film director's favorite vintages. Even though Zen is a Venetian by birth and drinks "fruity, fresh vino sfuso from the Friuli intended to be consumed within the year" as the director sarcastically notes, he can still see how important the case can be to his future--especially if it keeps him away from deadly Sicily. Not only wine but also truffles are involved in a growing series of murders in the area around Alba, and Michael Dibdin (an English writer who lives in Seattle but must spend lots of time in Italy) once again manages to capture the heart, soul, and stomach of the region. Zen, whose personal life is gradually revealed and expanded in each book in the series, finds out several surprising things about being a father in this one. Previous Zen encounters: Cosi Fan Tutti, Dead Lagoon, Ratking, Vendetta. --Dick Adler

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