Friday, July 23, 2010
The Dogs of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald
"It's one of the hottest days of the year. Chief Inspector Blume is enjoying a rare solitary lunch when an unwelcome phone phones call intrudes with news of a brutal killing. Arturo Clemente is no ordinary victim. His widow is an elected member of the Senate. Blume must fight to gain control of the investigation.
When shortcuts sanctioned by one of his superiors are uncovered, it seems events are being manipulated. The complex and uncomfortable truth Blume unravels will shock him, and his struggle for justice may yet cost more innocent lives."
The Dogs of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald is published by Bloomsbury on 9 August (trade paperback, £11.99). The author has lived in Ireland, the UK, the US and Italy -- but probably not simultaneously. In fact, he currently lives in Rome with his wife and two children.