The first in a promising Italian crime series set in Rome, and featuring Caravaggio-loving detective Nic Costa. Whilst Sara Farnese pouts over ancient texts in the silent Vatican reading room, a brutal murder is taking place in a nearby church. Then suddenly a crazed man enters the Vatican carrying a bloodied bag. He walks up to Sara's desk, with something he would like her to see. Soon Sara is inextricably linked to a series of horrific and cunning murders, each one representative of the death of a martyr of the church. Into this climate enter detectives Costa and Rossi, enlisted to track down the killer and to protect Sara from the horrors he is capable of. Hewson's way with the Roman milieu is as cutting edge as his adroit narrative.
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A shooting in the silent Vatican reading room. And the worst is yet to come . . .