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ISBN: 0230529356
Author: David Hewson
Language: English
Publisher: MacMillan; 1st Edition edition (2008)
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 983
Size Fb2: 1161 kb
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IT wasn't the kind of transport he would previously have associated with Tom Black.

IT wasn't the kind of transport he would previously have associated with Tom Black y. He seemed different now Josh Jonah was gone. Uncertain of himself. Black had to struggle with his shaking hands to take out the card to get them through the toll gates on the southern end of the bridge. Costa asked, then listened and found himself in fantasy land

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The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a controversial film, Inferno, based on his epic work.

Author: David Hewson. Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Lt. London, 2008. The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a controversial film, Inferno, based on his epic work. But at the grand unveiling this priceless artefact is replaced by a macabre death mask of the film’s star, Allen Prime. And minutes later, the leading actress, Maggie Flavier, is threatened before her attacker is shot. After footage of Prime’s murder is shown over the internet, the Carabinieri are determined to take over the investigation, certain that a crazed Dante fan is behind the killing.

David Hewson (born 9 January 1953) is a contemporary British author of mystery novels. His series of mysteries, featuring police officers In Rome, led by the young detective and art lover Nic Costa, began with A Season for the Dead, has now been contracted to run to at least nine instalments by British, American, European and Asian publishers. The author's debut novel, Shanghai Thunder, was published by Robert Hale, in the United Kingdom, in 1986.

David Hewson is the author of several travel books, at least six standalone novels and the Nic Costa series. He used to be a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times, but gave up journalism in 2005 to focus full time on his novels. He lives in Kent, England. David originates from the North of England and did not travel abroad until he was 21.

Narrated by Saul Reichlin. In the gorgeous grounds of Rome's Villa Borghese park the glitterati of the movie world are gathered for a world premiere.

Dante's Numbers is the seventh in the Nic Costa series, David Hewson's detective novels of love and death in the Eternal City. Allan Prime looked ready to die of fright, even before the bright, shining spear with the blood-soaked tip reached his head. The death mask of the poet Dante is to be exhibited at the premiere of a controversial new film, Inferno. But at the grand unveiling this priceless artefact is replaced by a macabre death mask of the film's star, Allan Prime. Minutes later the leading actress, Maggie Flavier, is threatened before her attacker is shot. But at the grand unveiling this priceless artefact is replaced by a macabre death mask of the film’s star, Allan Prime.

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Comments:

Kison
My comments on this book are similar to those for "Fallen Angel." Inspector Falcone is grating, characters are flat, just names (Tonti, Peroni, Bodoni, Bonetti ) without much personality. I had to check back several times to figure out who was who.

Costa, the great police Superintendent, crouches by the woman who is writhing on the floor with a seizure, takes her by the chin and says, "stay with me, stay with me." Never occurs to him to call 911 and has forgotten CPR? He breaks the arm of a defenseless paparazzo but otherwise doesn't do much of anything.

A company is called Lukatmi (Look At Me); identical twins call themselves "Hankenfrank" who can immediately (upon first meeting) direct the pathologist to the name she was searching for. The author likes to show off history and geography by describing walks or rides with all the names of streets, parks, churches and buildings they pass. I usually like this sort of detail but in this case found it pretty boring.

I stopped reading by around page 280. Perhaps it picks up after that, but I didn't feel it worthwhile to find out.

I have three of this author's books and "Death in Seville" is the third. I'm hesitant starting that one but eventually will give it a try. Hope it will be better.
Llallayue
David Hewson has been a favorite of mine for a number of years. His is to Rome what Donna Leon is to Venice, only more gritty and violent. As with most of his previous work, this one is historically based. This Nic Costa series has been masterful! I have learned so much about ancient Rome as well as the various artists and sculptors who have made Rome what it is - a living gallery and museum.
This book meshes contemporary Rome, Dante's Inferno, modern San Francisco, and corporate Hollywood into a "can't put down" roller coaster of connections and action. Hewson's characters are complex, likable, and very real. He is particularly good at giving the female characters real depth and not use them as decorations.
Read the early series to get the full impact of a fine writer.
Windforge
This story is more of a travel log than a mystery thriller. Not that the descriptions of Rome and San francisco aren't interesting, but they seem more like filler than important to the story line. The conflict between the police and the Carabinieri is more a distraction than a help to the plot. I know little of that relationship: it seemed like slap-stick. Nic Costa seems like he is along for the ride and really doesn't do much detective work. Terasa Lupo was the most interesting character and seemed to do the leg work. Will try one more of Hewson's work before moving on.
Keth
This is the second David Hewson novel I've read. I liked it so much I bought a third one. His protagonist, Nic Costa and the surrounding characters are well developed and believable. The plot is also well developed and while maybe a bit stretched, certainly believable and entertaining. You'll learn a lot about Dante's Inferno and Alfred Hitchcok's Vertigo in the book. I'd highly recommend this to a friend.
Otiel
Great book, good story line, as usual. Unfortunately, Amazon does not seem to carry the next book in the series, "The Blue Demon" for a Kindle, so I'll have to buy a paperback or skip out of the series.
Danrad
Definitely the best of the Nic Costa series. Watching Vertigo before you read the book would make this a truly memorable read. There are a lot of references to Vertigo, Hitchcock and movie-making and most of the book takes place in San Francisco. Still the best mystery I've read in a while and a turning point in the evolution of the Costa character. Very hard to put down. Terrific.
Der Bat
Another great read by David Hewson. I am old enough to remember the original "Vertigo". This made the book all the more interesting. Hewson keeps you glued to a book again.
I have read the whole series; loved it. I purchased all of the books to reread in the future. Watch for the part that interweaves with one of Hitchcock's movies.

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