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Have to agree with the reviewer from 2001. Very underwhelming - hoped to get a bit of local flavour from the Rome setting, but there's no description, no atmosphere. The chapters lurch from one expositional 'meeting' to another - heck, we don't even get to meet the villain until he's chucked off a tower (unless I missed something - that's how little mark the plot makes!) The only 'action' is in the third chapter from the end - the remaining two lurch to a bathetic conclusion with yet more tedious explanations, mostly centering around information we're not privy to - what's the point of a thriller where you don't get the clues along the way to work it out for yourself? Argyll's audience received his great 'final revelation' in silence...I know how they felt.