Paul Adam was born in 1958. He grew up in Sheffield and studied law at Nottingham University. He began his writing career as a journalist and has worked in Rome as well as in England. He has published three crime novels and written for television. He live
"It's a bit slow to start and slips the bonds of reality near the end, but literate thriller readers, especially those interested in escapology, will enjoy and likely ask for the next installment. (Thriller. 8-14)"
Two years ago, Max Cassidy's father, a famous escapologist, vanished while performing in the small Central American country of Santo Domingo.
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"Prolific Adam's second Castiglione mystery (The Rainaldi Quartet, 2006, etc.) is slow to get moving, but his story and style are of a piece—elegantly layered and intricately detailed. "
"The leisurely, rococo storytelling perfectly suits the subtle pleasures of the tale. Adam (Flash Point, 2004, etc.) offers lots of European history and an engrossing look at a subculture of the classical music world as well as a nifty mystery. "
"A pleasing romp, even if some of the details seem lifted from a grainy copy of Kundun."