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  • ISBN: 9780062696496
  • ISBN: 0062696491
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, 2018.

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Summary, etc.: "It's the bitterly cold spring season in alpine Aosta, and a girl has been kidnapped. Chiara Berguet, daughter of the owners of a local construction firm, was targeted thanks to the sizeable debt her parents owe. But like many a best-laid plan, a blown tire causes the crime to go haywire as the kidnappers' van skids off the road and crashes into a pair of larch trees. Both the driver and his accomplice die on impact, leaving the girl in the back, gagged and bound and unable to break herself free. Meanwhile Rocco Schiavone wakes to find himself in Anna's apartment. She's the best friend of his girlfriend Nora, and memories of the night before, a heated evening with Anna, return to him. As he sneaks out, he sees the first few snowstorm clouds of the spring season move across the sky, an ominous reference that something is off. If trouble at home and a case of kidnapping weren't enough, Rocco will eventually have to contend with Enzo Baiocchi. Rocco was the one who sent Enzo to prison, and in the process killed Enzo's brother. Having just escaped from prison, Enzo is heading north with a newly purchased revolver and, clearly, revenge on his mind. And when an unfortunate incident of mistaken identity makes Enzo's act of revenge even more fiendish, it also presents a gruesome scene for Rocco to discover on his return home."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    In the Alpine town of Aosta, Italy, endearingly bumbling police officers and quaint café-society denizens uneasily coexist with less-fortunate citizens and brutal criminals. Wearily bridging the realms is Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone, who smokes a joint in his office every morning to face the day. In this third novel in the series to be translated into English (after Adam's Rib? and Black Run, both 2016), Schiavone investigates the kidnapping of a woman whom readers follow through a harrowing ordeal. Chiara Berguet's kidnappers' van crashed, killing them, and now she is slowly dying while awaiting rescue. In the meantime, Schiavone unwittingly faces danger of his own, as a foe from the past is out for revenge. Manzini is a best-selling author in Italy, and it's easy to see why. Chiara's story torturously elongates time as readers suffer her bewilderment and pain, hanging on for rescue as the pages turn. This plot point alone is worth the read, with Schiavone and his hapless colleagues a bonus. A next-read for those who enjoy Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti series and Louise Penny's Armand Gamache novels. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Kidnapping Italy Aosta Fiction
Aosta (Italy) Fiction
Escaped prisoners Italy Aosta Fiction
Revenge Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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