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Publisher's Summary

Inspector Zen has a problem: an impossible murder, recorded on the closed-circuit video of Oscar Burolo's top-security Sardinian fortress. As Zen gets to work, he is once again plunged into a menacing and violent world where his own life is soon at risk. A major TV drama series on BBC One starred Rufus Sewell as Zen.
©1988 Michael Dibdin; 2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Lee Chemel on 10-01-12

Dibdin and Zen and Kitchen...a great combo

The combination of compelling story telling, trenchant humor and delicious characterizations conspire to make this a classic Zen mystery. Michael Kitchen owns this series in his mastery of the ironies and complexities of tone in Dibdin's terrific book.

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By Janet on 10-12-12

Elegant

It took me a while to warm up to Kitchen's venomous delivery, but he settled down and the brilliance of Dibden's plotting and characterization took over. Dibden communicates a wonderful sense of place and a subtle humor. While the elegance of his style comes through with every sentence and transcends genre, it took me a while to appreciate the economy of the writing. Worth every minute!

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By Andy on 05-04-16

great 2nd book

I think this is the beginning of zen as a character developing rather than the first book which could have been a one off murder mystery. looking forward to the next book in the series!

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By Mr B Ashton on 09-26-17

Hooray for Italian detectives.

Very enjoyable, I am becoming quite a fan of Zen . Good story and narration.

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