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In Cabal , master crime writer Michael Dibdin plunges us into a murky world of church spies, secret societies, cover-ups, and mistaken identities.

An apparent suicide in the Vatican may in fact have been a muder conducted by a centuries-old cabal within The Knights of Columbus. A discovery among the medieval manuscripts of the Vatican Library leads to a second death, Zen travels to Milan, where he faces a final, dramatic showdown. Meanwhile, Zen's lover, the tantalizing Tania, is conducting her own covert operations--which could well jeopardize everything Zen has worked for. Richly textured, wickedly entertaining, Cabal taps the mysterious beauty of Italy in a thriller that challenges our beliefs about love, allegiance, history, and power--and the lengths to which we will go to protect them against the truth.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000, c1992.
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
ISBN: 9780375707704
Branch Call Number: FIC Dibdi
Characteristics: 241 pages


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May 25, 2017

For the third book in the Aurelio Zen series, Dibdin seems to be channeling a bit of Umberto Eco: nothing is quite as it seems, neither in Zen's murder/suicide/? case and the extra murder/suicide/? additions, nor in his personal life, nor in the Church, nor even in fast-paced and cutthroat world of Milanese high fashion.

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