Oscar Burolo was the kind of big-shot who thought he could control everything. Inside his Sardinian mansion, everything was recorded on close-circuit TV - even his own violent death. An impossible case for Inspector Zen, who first appeared in "Ratking", winner of a CWA Gold Dagger.
In Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen, Michael Dibdin has given the mystery one of its most complex and compelling protagonists: a man wearily trying to enforce the law in a society where the law is constantly being bent. In this, the first novel he appears in, Zen himself has been assigned to do some law bending. Officials in a high government ministry want him to finger someone--anyone--for the murder of an eccentric billionaire, whose corrupt dealings enriched some of the most exalted figures in Italian politics.
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" Dibdin has a gift for shocking the unshockable reader." -- Ruth Rendell " Vendetta has tension, wit, a strong sense of place and a hero you can't help but root for." -- "The Wall Street Journal" " A literate, suspenseful thriller.... Spinning a plot as convoluted as Sardinia's winding streets, Dibdin iluminates a deeply corrupted society." -- "Milwaukee Journal" " Heart-pounding.... Vendetta is a terrifying tale of revenge." -- "Mystery News"
About Michael Dibdin
Michael Dibdin was born in 1947. He went to school in Northern Ireland, and later to Sussex University and the University of Alberta in Canada. He lives in Seattle.After completing his first novel, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, in 1978, he spent four years in Italy teaching English at the University of Perugia. His second novel, A Rich Full Death, was published in 1986. It was followed by Ratking in 1988, which won the Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the year and introduced us to his Italian detective - Inspector Aurelio Zen. In 1989 The Tryst was published to great acclaim and was followed by Vendetta in 1990, the second story in the Zen series. Dirty Tricks was published in 1991. Inspector Zen made his third appearance in Cabal, which was published in 1992. The Dying of the Light, an Agatha Christie pastiche, was published in 1993. His fourth Zen novel, Dead Lagoon, was published the follow
Vendetta (2) by Michael Dibdin
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Winner of CWA '92 Award 1990
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