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As Michael Dibdin's legions of fans already know, his Aurelio Zen novels (Blood Rain, And Then You Die) are accomplished tales of fast-paced action and engaging story development. In his ninth novel of the series, Dibdin uses a deft touch to fuse a suspenseful plot with complex Italian politics in order to produce a first-rate thriller.
When Italian police officer Aurelio Zen is called in to investigate the human remains found in an abandoned mountain military tunnel, Zen finds that the Defense Ministry has become especially interested in the case. Soon, the corpse is identified as Lt. Leonardo Ferraro, member of secret government group called Medusa. When the body is confiscated, former Medusa operatives suddenly start turning up murdered or missing. As Zen probes the mystery he discovers political intrigue, decades-old fascist plots to overthrow the government, and a zealous assassin still on the loose.
The vivid, lively European settings and the colorful, detailed twists keep Medusa moving along at a relentless pace. With a sure hand the author slowly unveils the mystery and gives us fully fleshed characters we can sympathize with. Beautifully crafted, and with a narrative voice that's bound to mesmerize the reader with its pace and finesse, Medusa is dynamic crime fiction.