On a freezing November night Commissioner Alec Blume is called to the scene of a shooting. The victim is Sofia Fontana, the sole witness to a previous killing. Blume's enquiries lead from a professor with a passion for the art of memory to an ex-terrorist whose injuries have left her mind innocently blank; from present-day Rome's criminal underclass, to a murderous bombing in central. Italy several decades ago. Against the advice of his bosses and his own better judgement, Blume is drawn deeper into the case.
©2014 Conor Fitzgerald (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
"I'm putting my money on Alec Blume becoming the most popular detective of the coming decade" (Belfast Telegraph)
Art, thrillers, history, mystery.
I have enjoyed all the other books by Conor Fitzgerald that I have listened to (some not now available on Audible) but didn't check the narrator for this one. What a mistake.
I found it impossible to get beyond a couple of chapters. The narrator, who had an American accent, seemed to be unable to differentiate between characters and I had to listen to some conversations more than once to work out who was speaking.
But the story seemed intriguing so I expect I'll buy the book.
Not sure I usually like books by Conor Fitzgerald.
It lacked get up and go.
Someone Italian this reader over emphasized Italian words
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