A Season for the Dead

A Season for the Dead

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
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….

Baker & Taylor
The first installment in a new crime series features detective Nic Costa on the trail of a serial killer who stalks and kills victims according to a heavenly play book--Catholic martyrs--leaving behind a trail of clues that reads like bloody chapters from Lives of the Saints. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780440242116
Characteristics: 469 p. ; 18 cm


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Aug 03, 2012

I thought it was great! Kept me engrossed all the way through. Plan to read more of his work

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