And Then You Die
An Aurelio Zen MysteryBook - 2002
When a Mafia bomb explodes under Zen's car in Sicily, he is presumed dead. But the Italian government nurses him back to health -- under the finest and most secretive care -- in order to use him as a surprise witness in the American trial of a Mafioso who eluded the Italian police. Sporting the name Pier Giorgio as an alias, Zen is biding his time until he's summoned to the States. But someone besides his caretakers knows he's alive -- and is trying to change that. From the seaside town of Versilia, to his Alitalia flight to Los Angeles, to the early morning streets of Reykjavik (where it is revealed to him that he has the power to see the "hidden people" of Icelandic lore), to the dark confines of his deceased mother's Rome apartment -- someone is stalking him, leaving a number of mistaken-identity bodies in his wake. Zen begins to fear for both his life and his sanity. Wonderfully smart and entertaining,And Then You Dieis Michael Dibdin at his -- and Aurelio Zen's -- best.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2002
Characteristics: 183 p