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by Simon & Schuster, 3 May 2018. ISBN: 978-1-4711-6552-8 (HB)
There’s been a terrorist attack on
a Roman train, with everyone in First Class dead. ISIS claims responsibility,
but Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli doesn’t believe the video – and
soon she and her eccentrically brilliant ally, Dante Torre, are hunting the
woman known as Giltine – the Angel of Death.
PP/PI (Caselli soon goes rogue) begins with a section set in the past, in a
one-way torture prison known as ‘The Box’, and these sections recur throughout
the novel. Otherwise, the third person narrative moves in short chapters
between Caselli, Torre, Giltine and her victims. The chapters are page-turning
short, the action constant and violent, and the plotting involved. While
determined to catch the killer, Caselli is increasingly unhappy with her
betrayal of her police ethics, and unable to accept Torre’s conspiracy
theories, which drives a wedge between them – there isn’t the rapport of the
first book, Kill the Father. Torre is
a brilliantly-imagined character – a childhood spent locked up has made him an
expert body-language reader and lie detector – but I found him less sympathetic
in this novel. His drug dependence dulled his intelligence, and his cockiness
was more annoying. For those who like 'whole stories': not all questions were
answered – maybe there will be a sequel to this book.
fast-moving, intricate, Italian-set PP turned PI sequel to Kill the Father.
Reviewer: Marsali Taylor
Sandrone Dazieri was born 4 November1964 in Cremona, Italy. He graduated at
San Pellegrino Terme hotel-management school and worked as a cook for years,
all around Italy. In 1999 he achieved his first popular success with the
thriller Attenti al gorilla (Watch Out For The Gorilla), the first in
a best-seller series, where the main character is a sort of doppelgènger of
Dazieri himself, living the nightlife in Milan with all the ensuing troubles.
Dazieri's books are renowned for the rocambolesque adventures in which Sandrone
(the main character has the author's name too) is continuously involved, in an
irrefrenable but never fatalistic destiny. It is in fact Sandrone's personality
that always drives him to assist the weak and derelict, those who have lost all
hope for help but for the Gorilla's saving hand. He is now the bestselling author of
fourteen novels and more than fifty screenplays. Kill the Father, the first in a planned series featuring Colomba
Caselli and Dante Torre.
Marsali Taylor grew up near
Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently
a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and
two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is
fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive
dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a
keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of
her local drama group.Marsali also does
a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.