The Last Aurelio Zen NovelBook - 2007
One of the world's best crime fiction writers returns with his eleventh Aurelio Zen novel, a complex, breathtaking story about murder, malice, and monstrous egos set in the dangerous mountain region of Calabria, Italy. Winner of both the Gold Dagger and the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for earlier novels in the Aurelio Zen series. In Calabria, Italy, an American lawyer is missing, presumed kidnapped. A movie company is about to start filming the story of the Book of Revelation. An obsessed games player, richer than Croesus, is determined to find an ancient Roman statue that is buried under a river. A team of mercenaries is on its way there from Iraq to assist. And Aurelio Zen's latest posting is Cosenza, Calabria, where the local chief of police has shot himself in the foot. Looking down on all this activity is the abandoned village of Altomonte, once the seat of the powerful Calopezzati family. When the lawyer's bloody corpse is discovered in Altomonte, Zen is determined to find a way to penetrate the local code of silence and uncover the truth. But his quest is quickly complicated by the lavish and clandestine treasure hunt, which Zen learns is being carried out by no ordinary fanatics. Fast-paced, multi-layered, and full of unexpected turns, End Games takes the reader on a journey deep into a proud and ancient culture, and into the dark corners of the human heart.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2007.
Characteristics: 316 p. ;,24 cm.