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The Fallen Angel by David Hewson
  

The Fallen Angel

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Family tragedy, family legacy, family secrets - Detective Nic Costa faces his hardest case yet. As his investigation deepens, Rome's dark and seedy side is uncovered, revealing a web of deceit, treachery, silence and corruption.

The Nic Costa series:
1. A Season for the Dead
2. The Villa of Mysteries
3. The Sacred Cut
4. The Lizard's Bite
5. The Seventh Sacrament
6. The Garden of Evil
7. Dante's Numbers
8. The Blue Demon
9. The Fallen Angel

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Synopsis

The Fallen Angel by David Hewson

When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa rapidly comes to realize that there is much more to the accident than he had first thought. It also becomes apparent that Malise's family mysterious and tragic daughter Mina, stoic wife Cecilia and troubled son Robert may be keeping vital information hidden. Nic becomes obsessed with the case, and is especially intrigued by Mina's story which seems to be linked with the sixteenth century-legend of a young Italian noblewoman, Beatrice Cenci. Costa realizes that the key to the truth lies with the Gabriels. Why are they so unwilling to co-operate, and who, or what, is the reason for their silence?

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Praise for The Fallen Angel

The main story takes time to gain momentum, but once secrets begin to be revealed, there's no stopping them. Readers will have a lot of fun peeling away the book's many layers, right down to the final, closing twist. - Publishers Weekly , starred review. ..the writing is superior, and the characters engage. -KirkusPraise for David Hewson's City of Fear

Will seize you and not let go until the last page has been turned. --Douglas Preston

Packs more twists and action into its brilliantly plotted pages than half a dozen other thrillers combined. --Linwood Barclay

Compelling storytelling and elegant prose . . . [an] intelligent and addictive series. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch

Well-drawn characters, a brisk pace and . . . unexpected plot twists. -- Publishers Weekly


About the Author

David Hewson

David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. In addition to travel books, he has written a number of novels including nine titles in the Detective Nic Costa series set mostly in Rome. The author lives in Kent.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th August 2011

Author

David Hewson

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780330519465

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