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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (477 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Hewson Narrator: Saul Reichlin Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's approaching Christmas in Rome and snow is falling in a way that only happens every 20 or 30 years. The city is soon paralyzed by an unseasonably icy grip, and in the dark corners of the Pantheon a grim and mysterious story begins to unfold.

Nic Costa and his partner Gianni Peroni are called to reports of an intruder. Instead they find a woman's naked body, scarred in a geometric pattern. Almost immediately they are met by a team from the FBI determined to take over an investigation into what they claim is a killer murdering American tourists around the world, in ways which link back to the mystical structure of the Pantheon itself.

But one agent, Emily Deacon, has a different story to tell, one that has a tragic personal dimension. Through her and an elusive Iraqi girl Laila, only witness to the death in the Pantheon, Nic Costa is pulled relentlessly into the world of the Iraq war and the shadowy secret agents whose job was to penetrate the regime of Saddam Hussein before the armed forces attacked.

Soon he is aware that there is a conspiracy at the heart of these deaths which runs back to Washington, and the past of Emily Deacon's dead father, a tangle of connections he has to unravel, even if it comes at a considerable personal and professional cost. A madman is loose in the frozen winter landscape of Rome, and as Costa soon realises, he is one the American agents know only too well. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linny | 1/27/2014

    " Read more Hewson. Includes details of Rome, loves the city. Violence, procedural, history, conflict vs Italian police/US agents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anita | 1/26/2014

    " It's an OK read. It started out on a good premise, but didn't quite deliver. This is how it begins: The body of a woman is found in the Pantheon, mutilated by some diagram carved into her back, and the body arranged in semblance to the diagram of the Vitruvian Man. So here I am looking for an enigmatic read, full of symbolism and mystery -- instead it leans towards inter-agency politics and jurisdiction. The plot does unfold in due course, but because of the heavy lean, took the wind out of the sails of this one. Does not quite cut it for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joanne | 1/4/2014

    " I really am enjoying this series. Lots of info about Rome, its icons and history, plus good puzzles. If you like Donna Leon, you'll like these. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara | 1/4/2014

    " lots of twists to the intriguing story, but sometimes a little hard to follow. "

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