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Cold Tuscan Stone

David Wagner


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/2/2013)
Paperback (1/26/2021)
Paperback, Large Print (9/1/2013)
Compact Disc (9/3/2013)
MP3 CD (9/3/2013)
Paperback (8/7/2018)
Compact Disc (9/3/2013)
Paperback (9/1/2013)


Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He's settling in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery and flush out burial urn traffickers.

But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff.

The local Commissario and his team consider Rick an amateur, and worse, a foreigner. And now they suspect him in the dead man's murder. While the Volterra squad pursues its leads, Rick continues to interview his list: a museum director, a top gallery owner, a low-profile import/export businessman and his enterprising color-coordinated assistant, and a sensuous heiress with a private art specialty and clientele.

When Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome to visit him, she rekindles a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Has Rick's role made him the target of both cops and criminals?

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464201905, 212pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

About the Author

David Wagner, a retired Foreign Service Officer, spent nine years in Milan and Rome during his career, and now writes tourist materials about Italy. He earned his BA in English from Michigan State University, served in the Peace Corps in Chile, and taught high school English before entering the diplomatic service. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and their four cats."