"The tale floats on a tide of dark threats, double-crosses, abrupt changes of heart, revelations that characters aren't as they seem, and indications that the best-kept secrets aren't secrets at all. Hewson does provide an excellent tour of 'Italy's toe,' which sounds both savage and strangely appealing."
Whatever Rome police detective Nic Costa's been doing in the unusually long break since his last outing (The Fallen Angel
, 2011), it hasn't prepared him for the ups and downs he faces when he goes undercover with the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta.
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