These books are great. I just love this Nic Costa series. This is the seventh book in the series and when I saw that the action moved from Rome to San Francisco, I was rather worried, as a big plus for me is the Italian setting. I needn't have worried, David brings Rome to San francisco in the characters of our regular team, even Teresa Lupo gets to go with them......... I cannot give too much away without spoilers but David's deft plotting weaves the film Vertigo, with Dante and of course the Carabinieri get a drubbing. I especially like David's use of language I always learn something new, this book was a joy as it led ineluctably to the end!!
I was lucky enough to attend an author event lead by David Hewson, thank you W F Howes, David is an excellent speaker,and he did hint that Nic's future path might not be rosy, after the shocking death of his wife in The Garden of Evil, I guess we can expect more grief, I like the added tension and edge that this brings to the books, we now know nothing is sacred. Can a policeman have a happy homelife in reality? Can Nic take anymore??