Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta
Random House, $32.95 pb, 341 pp
Inspector Anders, the one-legged anti-terrorist expert, is back. In Marshall Browne’s new novel, he returns to Italy after being sent to the safety of a Europol desk, away from the southern Italian mafia, who had sworn, and attempted, to kill him. Outspoken right-wing politicians are being murdered, and all the signs point to serial killings with deep-seated motives.
While the police claim that the murders are the work of terrorists, Anders and his streetwise partner, Matucci, follow a trail of subterfuge through the difficult terrain of Italian politics and black-market art. For the police, keeping Anders safe from the mafia is as big a challenge as is the capture of those responsible for the murders.