The Lizard's Bite

The Lizard's Bite

Book - 2006
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Things are looking up for Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni - their humiliating exile in Venice is nearly at an end, and their long-awaited holiday is about to begin. So when they are ordered to investigate an apparently open-and-shut case, a fire in a glass foundry that has claimed two lives, all they want is to wrap it up quickly. However, as they dig more deeply into the insular glass-making region of Murano and the strange Arcangeli family, things don't quite add up. Under pressure from above to finish quickly so that urbane British millionaire Hugo Massiter's property deal can be concluded, events spiral quickly out of control with devastating consequences . . . When they realise that the only verdict the local police are interested in is accidental death and a speedily closed file, Costa and Peroni find themselves embroiled in a clandestine and dangerous investigation into the shadowy world that lies beneath Venice's sparkling façade - and where the usual rules do not apply.
Publisher: London, Eng. : Macmillan, 2006.
ISBN: 9781405050173
1405050179
Branch Call Number: HEW
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 24 cm

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BS2736
Aug 27, 2014

Hewson's mysteries based in Italy get very boring very quickly. Way too much repetition and poorly developed plots. Disappointing from the author selected to write the English novels based on Denmark's TV series, 'The Killing'.

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