A Long Finish
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|Series||Aurelio Zen series, #6|
|Genre||Crime, Mystery novel|
|Publisher||Faber and Faber|
|December 1, 1998|
|Media type||Print (Hardback, Paperback)|
|Pages||256pp (hardback) 256pp (paperback)|
|Preceded by||Cosi Fan Tutti|
|Followed by||Blood Rain|
After his adventures under sun-drenched Neapolitan skies in Cosi Fan Tutti, Italian police detective Aurelio Zen finds himself reluctantly back in Rome, sneezing in the damp wine cellar of a retired but still powerful and connected mover and shaker. Strings are pulled and he is given another unorthodox assignment: find evidence that clears the jailed scion of an important wine-growing family, who is accused of brutal murder, in time to harvest what is anticipated to be a great vintage.
Zen is confronted with the closed ranks and closed mouths of a small, remote rural town, where everyone knows the secrets of everyone else. Grappling with tangled relationships, bitter resentments and grudges reaching back to the immediate post-war years, his investigations are further distracted by meeting the young woman who thinks she is his daughter.
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