When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell 150 feet to his death in the chapel at St. Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secret of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.
©1992 Michael Dibdin (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.
What a treasure.
There is macabre humour in the story's symmetry.The start and finish.
Zen very patiently explains why a death in the Vatican is suicide and a death in Rome is murder.
Kitchen is the perfect reader who does convey the nuance behind Aurelio Zen's appearance of professional behaviour as he determines his course of action in difficult circumstances.
Forget the series you may have seen on TV. This story written by Michael Dibden, read by Michael Kitchen is one you will listen to again and again.
For fans of Michael Dibdin, this is a real treat. Michael Kitchen is perfect for Zen and his adventures.
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