By Michael Dibdin
Aurelio Zen is published to Calabria, the place within the middle of a tight-knit conventional neighborhood there was a brutal homicide. Zen is decided to discover the way to penetrate the code of silence and discover the reality. yet his undertaking is advanced by way of one other mystery which has drawn strangers from the opposite aspect of the area - a hunt for buried treasure introduced by way of a single-minded participant with hundreds of thousands to spend pursuing his extraordinary and lethal obsession.
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What the hell are you doing now? ” “Peanut butter. For the dog. To put the vitamins in so she’ll swallow them. ” Jamie looked at us, sighed and cleared her throat at the same time, then knelt down next to the body and got to work. “Okay, Carl, Quentin: the mini-recorder isn’t working, so I’ll need one of you to take notes. ” She checked her watch. Carl got out a pen and pad while Jamie handed Quentin the Polaroid camera. “Okay,” she said to Flynn, “call Rockland Memorial for an ambulance. ” Quent started taking pictures of the body.