Rome. When Chief Inspector Blume arrives at the scene of a brutal killing, he finds enquiries well underway, the case itself apparently clear-cut, and a prime suspect identified. But when worrying shortcuts sanctioned by one of his superiors are uncovered, it seems events are being manipulated from on high. The complex truth Blume will unravel will shock even him, and his struggle for justice may yet cost more innocent lives....
©2010 Conor Fitzgerald (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd
"'The Dogs of Rome' - Conor Fitzgerald."
Another great thriller novel based in contemporary Rome read by Saul Reichlin. It is perhaps unfair to comment that this is very similar to the David Hewson's Rome series, but those of you who enjoyed Saul Reichlin's narration on that series I am sure will also enjoy this story too, and the fact that it is solidly based in Rome. The main character is Chief Inspector Blume, who has to solve some brutal murders, and the links behind them. He has an unusual upbringing because of the death of his parents when just an adolescent, and is an outsider in Rome, but has a steadfast moral compass, and the intellect to see him through the organised crime, and the all pervading effects it and politics has on criminal investigations in Rome. I am surprized by the previous low rating. Personally I couldn't find enough time to have the indulgent pleasure of letting the story unfold. Chief Inspector Blume is a strong, quirky character, that I would love to hear more of, especially when read by Saul Reichlin!
"Easy listening and thoroughly enjoyable"
Chose this from other reviews, all of which were good and I wasn't disappointed. It was a good story with likeable characters and Saul Reichlin gave his usual excellent interpretion. Although I wasn't on the edge of my seat with suspense I found it really enjoyable and I would certainly read another by this author
I loved the narration, I have listened to this reader a lot; but the book left me a bit cold. After what I felt was a really gripping start I felt the plot then suddenly lost pace and became disjointed. Blume's character didn't really come alive in my imagination, despite the excellent narration. About 2/3rds in, I was struggling because the plot was losing its dynamic for me - however it does pick up.
"A flipping good listen."
Totally agree with previous reviewer. Blume is a really interesting character, the story kept my attention and I found it hard to stop each listening session. Saul Reichlin is an excellent narrator.
"Beautifully read and written!"
Conor Fitzgerald is a great storyteller, with great descriptions of Rome and a twisty tale. Saul Reichlin reads this novel beautifully. Alec Blume is filling in the gap left by Zen. A five star read.
"Good start to a new series"
From the explosive start through a web of politics and legal procedure Alec Bloom finds his way to unwrapping this entertaining story. The mean streets of Rome are seen with an outsiders eye trying to fit in. It's not always fast moving the police characters aren't the sharpest but it somehow works. And note the follow up the fatal touch is a great return same but very different
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