A Long Finish (Aurelio Zen, Book 6) by Michael Dibdin PDF

By Michael Dibdin

ISBN-10: 0571274129

ISBN-13: 9780571274123

After his adventures less than sun-drenched Neapolitan skies in Cosi Fan Tutti, Aurelio Zen unearths himself again in Rome, sneezing in a moist wine cellar and being given one other unorthodox task: to liberate the jailed scion of an immense wine-growing relatives who's accused of a brutal homicide. Zen travels north to an Italy as outwardly serene as Naples used to be manic. Amid the quiet fields, autumnal skies and crumbling farmhouses of Piedmont, Zen needs to try and penetrate a conventional tradition within which family members and soil are inextricably associated. the following secrets and techniques can final for generations, and feature a end as lengthy and lingering as that of a superb Barbaresco. Zen should also stand up to mysteries from his personal prior, in addition to grapple with the greed, envy, hatred and love which are the human parts of any panorama.

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And all right, he wasn't Bogey. And I doubt whether Bogey's girls, if he had any, counted themselves lucky, rather the reverse. But he had Bogey's gangly wrists, and Bogey's manic stride and hellbent look about him, and Bogey's haywire mop of sandy hair blown to one side by a prevailing wind and stuck there, and rosy bursts of colour on his upper cheeks. And Bogey's sun-bleached khaki canvas bag, like a wartime gas mask case in old movies, swinging from his shoulder. His spectacles, like Bogey's, doubled the circumference of his faraway blue eyes, switching on and off as he loped towards us under the chandelier.

Flash, but never tell me it wasn't there. I looked The house was gone in a It was there and I saw it.

The sports jacket was of industrial-strength Harris Tweed with iron armpits: push my shoulders forwards and the collar sawed my neck. Backwards, it locked me in a citizen's arrest. An olive-green tie of knitted nylon completed the dismal ensemble. And here, if only for a minute, my spirits plummeted, for I must own straight out to my love of sartorial finery, my relish for impact, colour and display that no doubt springs direct from my Congolese mother's genes. Peek into my briefcase any working day and what will you find tucked among the written depositions, briefings, background papers and deportation orders?

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