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The Seventh Sacrament (Nic Costa Series #5)

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  • Posted November 10, 2008

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    Going to ground

    After their last case during their probationary exile in Venice, Nic Costa and partner Gianni Peroni look forward to resuming their careers back in Rome, and solidifying their promising personal relationships. Much to their dismay, their plans are seriously disrupted by a series of brutal murders by a perpetrator well known to the Roman polizia, one who is making dire threats against their boss, Leo Falcone. The women are forced into protective custody, while their men attempt to foil the maniacal plans of Giorgio Bramante.<BR/>Many police procedural novels highlight the pressures that their work places upon the marriages of police personnel. David Hewson does the same in this book, in which the urgencies of the case at hand override personal needs for two harrowing days. Bramante is the quintessential antagonist, a devious, vicious killer, but the true villain in this horrific crime spree is someone beyond suspicion. It is this element of surprise, coupled with the mystery that underlies a related cold case, that makes The Seventh Sacrament so compelling, a creepy crawl through underground Rome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2008

    Excellent Writer

    I've read all of David Hewson's Nic Costa mysteries and, I've also read Lucifer's Shadow. The Seventh Sacrament was hard to put down. Hewson creates his characters so you feel you know them. His mysteries always have a twist at the end. This book is definitely a 'need to read' for mystery lovers.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fourteen years ago seven-year-old Alessio Bramante vanished in the tunnels beneath Rome's ancient Circus Maximus. His father, renowned archeology professor Giorgio Bramante had left his son by the underground labyrinth and his students were drunk and with the child when they performed a ritual at the altar of an Ancient Roman God. The kid was not found, but the police further bungled the case when they left their prime suspect, student Ludo Torchia, alone with an outraged Giorgio. He went to prison for murdering the suspect, but is now free. However, almost from the moment the bitter Giorgio left prison, those associated with the disappearance begin to die and someone assaults Italian Police Inspector Leo Falcone, who worked on the unsolved case. He and his partner Detective Nic Costa begin making inquiries into the original vanishing as well as Giorgio¿s recent activity as he has the motive for serial killing vengeance plus he knows the underground like no one else does Costa and Falcone believe the answer lies there. --- Costa¿s last outing (see The Lizard's Bite) was one of the top police procedurals of 2006 THE SEVENTH SACRAMENT will prove likewise in 2007. The story line is fast-paced while it smoothly moves back and forth between the present and the past. The investigation is top rate filled with twists and turns while Leo brings a human element with his feelings of inadequacy and guilt. Fans will appreciate David Hewson¿s superior Roman adventure. --- Harriet Klausner

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