Synopses & Reviews
What was supposed to be an Italian vacation for forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife turns into a busman's holiday when their hosts' only child goes missing--and nearby construction workers unearth human bones. The family awaits Oliver's conclusions with both dread and cautious hope. But along the way, he'll expose some extraordinary deceptions that lay bare the long-hidden secrets at the dark heart of a highborn family.
Mr. Elkins never fails to enlighten and entertain. (Washington Times) A total success. (Publishers Weekly) He's outdone himself. (Statesman Journal)
Award-winning author Aaron Elkins continues his successful "Gideon Oliver series.
Forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver and his wife are guests of Mrs. Oliver's colleague on an idyllic Italian island. But the breathtaking view comes with a price. Their host's only child has been kidnapped, bones have been found--and Gideon must mix business with pleasure.