The Namesake

The Namesake

A Commissario Alec Blume Novel

Book - 2012
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When magistrate Matteo Arconti's namesake, an insurance man from Milan, is found dead outside the court buildings in Piazzo Clodio, it's a clear warning to the authorities in Romea message of defiance and intimidation from a powerful crime syndicate.

Commissario Alec Blume, interpreting the reference to his other ongoing casea frustrating one in which he's so far been unable to pin murder on a mafia boss operating at an untouchable distance in Germany knows he's too close to it. Handing control of the investigation to his partner, Caterina, Blume takes a backseat. And while Caterina embarks on questioning the Milanese widow, Blume has had an underhand idea of his own to lure the arrogant mafioso out of his hiding place ...

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781620400128
9781608198450
1608198456
Characteristics: 357 pages :,map ;,25 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 11, 2016

(The third book in the Commissario Alec Blume series)

I liked the plot but a few dangling plot lines at the end left me unsatisfied and annoyed at the author. Trying to be 'clever' he undermines the competence of the female police officer, writes off the criminal family with a blood bath that happens 'off stage'. This is NOT on my 'look for more by this author' list.

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klwallen
Aug 22, 2012

Commissario Blume investigates Italian Mafia case.

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libbyez
Aug 14, 2012

I enjoyed the setting, but not so much the protagonist - I couldn't find anything sympathetic in him. I probably won't read any more in this series.

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