By Michael Dibdin
After his adventures below sun-drenched Neapolitan skies in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen unearths himself again in Rome, sneezing in a humid wine cellar and being given one other unorthodox task: to liberate the jailed scion of an immense wine-growing family members who's accused of a brutal homicide. Zen travels north to an Italy as outwardly serene as Naples used to be manic. Amid the quiet fields, autumnal skies and crumbling farmhouses of Piedmont, Zen needs to try and penetrate a standard tradition within which kin and soil are inextricably associated. the following secrets and techniques can final for generations, and feature a end as lengthy and lingering as that of an excellent Barbaresco. Zen should also withstand mysteries from his personal previous, in addition to grapple with the greed, envy, hatred and love which are the human elements of any panorama.
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Feng said. " Tom brought the atomicar down on an avenue running along the river. Then he drove on into the Hauptstrasse, or main street. The narrow thoroughfare was crowded with traffic. Students whizzed by on motorcycles and motor scooters. Dr. Feng deposited his luggage at his private lodgings. Afterward, he guided the teen-agers around the Old University and New University. The latter, he said, had been built partly with American funds. "Actually, Heidelberg has no real campus. Its buildings are scattered all over town, on both sides of the river.
Bud retorted with a grin, eying the pretty female students who were lounging about the grassy courtyard of the New University with their books and friends. Sandy and Phyl were entranced as they strolled about the cobbled streets of the Altstadt, or Old Town, with its quaint baroque buildings. Dr. Feng showed his guests the ancient Gothic-style Church of the Holy Ghost. Then he glanced at his watch. " The professor took the teen-agers to an old medieval-looking tavern, where they ordered sandwiches.
Then he checked the telephone directory. No "J. Bascum" was listed. "That doesn't prove much," Tom pointed out. " Ames frowned and began pacing about the office. " Tom argued. " "I'll admit I can't answer that one," Ames said, "unless he has a confederate. Anyhow, let's check some samples of Crivet's-" He broke off to answer the telephone. Ames's face flushed with anger as he hung up. " Tom asked. "That was the operative who's been shadowing Crivet. " Tom glanced at the clock. Its hands showed 10:24.
A Long Finish (Aurelio Zen, Book 6) by Michael Dibdin