And then you die – Michael Dibdin

A bit disappointing this one, especially as I walked straight into the spoiler resulting from the previous instalment in Aurelio Zen’s career and life.

I won’t do the same to you, dear reader!

Suffice it to say, that this novel lacked the strong characters that have populated Aurelio Zen’s world to date, and Michael Dibdin seems to have taken the decision to remove a lot of the familiar background characters from the scene, leaving Zen befreft of context, whilst at the same time – most bizarrely – providing him with a love interest and an interest in love that seem to have appeared out of thin air.

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