Vendetta (novel)

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This article is about the Michael Dibdin novel. For other novels with the same title, see Vendetta (disambiguation).
First edition
Author Michael Dibdin
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Aurelio Zen series, #2
Genre Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Faber and Faber
Publication date
June 4, 1990
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback)
Pages 336pp (hardback) 288pp (paperback)
ISBN 0-571-14332-6
OCLC 21600618
Preceded by Ratking
Followed by Cabal

Vendetta is a novel by Michael Dibdin, and is the second book in the popular Aurelio Zen series.

Zen has earned a return to the fold of actual police work, but now Officials in a high government ministry are desperate to finger someone—anyone—for the murder of an eccentric billionaire, whose corrupt dealings have enriched some of the most exalted figures in Italian politics. However, Oscar Burolo's murder would seem to be not just unsolvable but impossible. The magnate was killed on a heavily fortified Sardinian estate, where every room was monitored by video cameras. Those cameras captured Burolo's grisly death, but not the face of his killer.

Zen grapples, in his idiosyncratic fashion, with this apparent "locked door" mystery by launching an ill-advised solo undercover investigation, amongst the fallout from which he is confronted by an almost forgotten face from the past, who now stalks him with vengeful intent.

TV adaptation[edit]

The novel was adapted for television by the BBC, starring Rufus Sewell in the title role. It was aired in January 2011.

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