Back to Bologna (Aurelio Zen, Book 10) by Michael Dibdin

By Michael Dibdin

While the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the neighborhood soccer crew is located either shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is termed to Bologna to supervise the research. recuperating slowly from surgical procedure, and fleeing an both painful problem in his own existence, Zen is just too satisfied to tackle what first and foremost seems to be a regimen and comparatively hassle-free project. yet quickly a world-famous college professor is shot with an analogous gun, instantly after publicly humiliating Italy's top megastar tv chef, and the case-intertwined with the fates of an earnest scholar of semiotics and a mysterious younger immigrant who claims to be from Ruritania-spins uncontrolled, and Zen is in no situation to upward thrust to the problem. There's additionally a wild card within the pack, Tony Speranza, Bologna's so much flamboyant deepest detective. again to Bologna is dazzlingly plotted, incorporates a forged of bright and idiosyncratic characters, and alongside the way in which offers either comedian and severe insights into the realities of today's Italy.

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Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor. Riley was a man, thought Luca, who oozed decay. “You don’t look too happy, D’Andrea,” said Riley in his well-­heeled staccato. ” Riley grinned a yellow-­toothed grin, and Luca took a long drag on his cigarette. Riley was wearing a cream-­colored blazer and a straw boater with a red silk band wrapped around the crown.

During Luca’s trial, Riley’s newspaper had run a series of exposés on him, using editorials Riley had written to stoke up public outrage. The reporter smiled at him, reached into his pocket for a cigarette case of tarnished brass, and proffered the contents to Luca. Luca peered at the cigarettes and picked one out. Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor.

She worked as a prostitute in the honky-­tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring. Although Mayann was in no position to criticize a working girl on account of her job, both she and Ida couldn’t help but feel that Daisy was below Lewis, and worse yet, she made him miserable. Mayann had given her blessing begrudgingly, and a few months shy of Lewis’s eighteenth birthday, he and Daisy had married at city hall, less than five weeks after first meeting each other.

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