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Grace Brophy
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Set in Alba
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Michael Dibdin

The Aurelio Zen Mystery Series

A Long Finish

JACKET NOTES:  In Italian Criminalpol officer Aurelio Zen, Michael Dibdin has given the mystery one of its most intriguing protagonists: a man wearily trying to enforce the law in a society where the law is constantly being bent. Case in point: When the son of a Piedmontese wine-making family is jailed for killing his father, Zen is ordered to secure his release. The reason: A certain well-connected wine connoisseur wants to make sure that this year's vintage goes to harvest.
In the town of Alba, Zen discovers a traditional culture in which family and soil are inextricably linked, and finds himself bombarded with gossip and stalked by a mysterious telephone caller with tantalizing clues to Zen's own past. He also --grazie a Dio!-- discovers the considerable pleasures of Piedmontese wine and truffles. A delectable farrago of greed and vengeance, food and drink, A Long Finish is Dibdin at his most elegant, funny, and surprising.
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