A Season for the Dead

By David Hewson
(Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440242116, 469pp.)

Publication Date: December 28, 2004

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Description

In a hushed Vatican Reading Room, the scene is shocking: a crazed professor shot dead after brandishing evidence of a grisly crime. Moments later, two bodies are found in a nearby church, each with a gruesome calling card from their killer.

Detective Nic Costa is one of the first on the scene. A cop who barely looks his twenty-seven years, Nic soon meets a woman who will dominate both his thoughts—and his investigation. A cool, beautiful professor of early Christianity, Sara Farnese was in the Vatican Library on that fateful day, a witness to her colleague’s outburst and grotesque death.

And as more bodies are found, her role becomes even more baffling…because each victim had intimately known Sara, a woman whose history becomes more lurid and unfathomable with each revelation. Until the case takes a sudden, strange turn—and the secrets of a woman, a killer, and a city begin to unravel…with devastating consequences….




About the Author
David Hewson is the author of eight novels. Formerly a weekly columnist for the" Sunday Times," he lives in Kent, England, where he is at work on his next crime novel, The Garden of Evil, which Delacorte Press will publish in 2008.

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