Cabal – Michael Dibdin

Another Aurelio Zen mystery that has appeared at the Gyford’s Walton library, and a more attractive read than the more autobiographical books I’d bought with me.

A good detective/crime read, as usual, but with more focus on Aurelio’s private life, giving more of an insight into the man to go with the mysteries he investigates. There were overtones of The Da Vinci Code, with a secret society within one of the ancient orders that emerged at the time of the Crusades….. but this novel is nothing like as complex. With the action taking place solely in Rome/the Vatican City, the focus is more on the workings of Italian/Vatican police and security forces, and those who control them, than the Cabal itself.

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