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Publisher's Summary

Set in fogbound wintry Milan, In the Name of Ishmael is the story of a secret cult of assassins and the two detectives who set out to reveal the true identity of Ishmael, the group's heavily protected and enigmatic leader. Mysterious murders, a series of seemingly unconnected assassinations, the accident that killed Princess Diana, a bizarre sadomasochistic society, and the death of an Italian press magnate are interwoven from apparently unmatched threads in two separate time periods in Genna's chilling tale of political conspiracy and serial murder.
©2003 Giuseppe Genna; (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"...He weaves a web of mind games, trickery, and looming threat." (Publishers Weekly)
"This wildly complex thriller, combining the precision of Day of the Jackal with the eerie paranoia of The Manchurian Candidate, concocts the ultimate conspiracy theory." (Booklist)
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By bogeya on 04-25-04

Oh well, so the U.S. is the

Giuseppe Genna is a 35 year old Italian writer and editor of a literary journal, who has also worked in Italian television. The story was interesting, but predicatable. The flashbacks (30 years) were,at first confusing, but necessary to development of the plot. That said, I found his libelous ravings against Kisinger, Kennedy, and most all things American made the book difficult to finish. How soon our allies forget.

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By Daniel on 04-13-04

Too many pages on Kissingers tongue.

I enjoyed the start of the book, but soon found myself lost in all the dense build up to the climax. However, the final straw for me was what seemed like a 4 page review of Henry Kissinger scrapping nasty stuff off his tongue. It was nasty and added nothing. This is followed by a seemingly endless discussion of an airplane bathroom and bowel movements.

To many random vignettes that added nothing.

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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