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Ratking (Paperback)

Author:  Michael Dibdin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679768548
ISBN-13: 9780679768548
Sku: 30119208
Publish Date: 5/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  272
 
"Hello?"|"Hello? Who is it?"|"Who's calling?"|"I want to speak to Senator Rossi."|"Speaking."|"Ah, it's you, Senator? Forgive me! These phones make everyone sound like anyone, or rather no one. This is Antonio Crepi." (from the first line)
Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen of Rome becomes involved in the kidnapping of Perugian industrialist Ruggiero Miletti, a case that quickly plummets into a crime of murder and leads Zen into dangerous and shocking territory in the ancient city. Reprint. 12,500 first printing. *Author: Dibdin, Michael *Publication Date: 1997/05/01 *Number of Pages: 266 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50
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In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Milettis children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if hes still alive.Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals? Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business? His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense.Michael Dibdin's first Aurelio Zen mystery finds his stoic, philosophical Italian police commissioner investigating the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. However, the closer Zen peers into the rat's nest of the Miletti family's affairs, the more his suspicions rest on Ruggiero's wayward progeny.In this masterpiece of psychological suspense, Italian Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen is dispatched to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a powerful Perugian industrialist. But nobody much wants Zen to succeed: not the local authorities, who view him as an interloper, and certainly not Miletti's children, who seem content to let the head of the family languish in the hands of his abductors -- if he's still alive.

Was Miletti truly the victim of professionals?  Or might his kidnapper be someone closer to home: his preening son Daniele, with his million-lire wardrobe and his profitable drug business?  His daughter, Cinzia, whose vapid beauty conceals a devastating secret? The perverse Silvio, or the eldest son Pietro, the unscrupulous fixer who manipulates the plots of others for his own ends? As Zen tries to unravel this rat's nest of family intrigue and official complicity, Michael Dibdin gives us one of his most accomplished thrillers, a chilling masterpiece of police procedure and psychological suspense.Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen of Rome becomes involved in the kidnapping of Perugian industrialist Ruggiero Miletti, a case that quickly plummets into a crime of murder and leads Zen into dangerous and shocking territory in the ancient city. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Aurelio Zen is assigned to investigate the kidnapping of Ruggiero Miletti, a Perugian industrialist. But Zen finds that no one really want him to find Miletti, especially not his power-hungry children.

Praise

Washington Times
"Dibdin has an ear for prose that is rare in the crime genre....His soaring imagination...makes his books well worth the read."

Publisher's press materials
"Tremendously exciting....This is a novel both subtle and horrific." - Ruth Rendell

Portland Oregonian
"[Dibdin's] work deserves comparison with such...giants as Raymond Chandler."

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