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The Namesake: A Commissario Alec Blume Novelby Conor Fitzgerald
Synopses & Reviews
When magistrate Matteo Arconti's namesake, an insurance man from Milan, is found dead outside the court buildings in Piazzo Clodio, it's a clear warning to the authorities in Romea message of defiance and intimidation from a powerful crime syndicate.
Commissario Alec Blume, interpreting the reference to his other ongoing casea frustrating one in which he's so far been unable to pin murder on a mafia boss operating at an untouchable distance in Germany knows he's too close to it. Handing control of the investigation to his partner, Caterina, Blume takes a backseat. And while Caterina embarks on questioning the Milanese widow, Blume has had an underhand idea of his own to lure the arrogant mafioso out of his hiding place ...
"Fitzgerald's feat of blending Italy's storied past with a contemporary thriller is done extraordinary well." -Library Journal
About the Author
Conor Fitzgerald has lived in Ireland, the UK, the United States, and Italy. He has produced a current affairs journal for foreign embassies based in Rome, and founded a successful translation company. He is married with two children and lives in Rome. The Namesake is the third in his series of Italian crime novels.
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