By Michael Dibdin
After his final case, one of the mild hills and luxurious vineyards of Piedmont, Inspector Zen ultimately gets the order he has been dreading all his expert lifestyles: his subsequent posting to Sicily. The grotesque discovery of an unidentified, decomposed corpse sealed in a railway wagon on a disused siding marks the start of Zen's such a lot tough and unsafe case. Set opposed to the backdrop of the 3 thousand-year-old urban of Catania, within the shadow of the smouldering volcano of Etna, Blood Rain finds Aurelio Zen at his so much determined and pushed
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She didn't even consider telling him about the ghost boy, or about the dark presence on the other side of the attic door. When it came to ghosts, she knew what he'd say. It would be different if he could see the ghost boy 38 CHRISTINA'S GHOST himself, she thought. But he won't. The boy comes when I'm feeling good. When I'm laughing. And Uncle Ralph doesn't laugh. The world really is too much for him—especially with Chris Cooper cluttering up his summer. 6. Footsteps in the Hall Midnight. Chris peered at the straight-up, glowing hands of her clock.
Her laughter had brought him. 57 58 CHRISTINA'S GHOST Poor little kid. He'd had nobody to laugh with for years and years. She started back to the house. On the way she picked some of the feathery blue flowers that grew in the tall grass edging the lawn. If she were going to bring sunshine into Uncle Ralph's life, flowers might help. The table was set—the blue bouquet, peanut butter, jelly, bread, tall glasses of milk—when Uncle Ralph came out of the study. He grunted, sat down, and opened his book.
Come back, boy," she called. " She ran down the hall, stopping to open each closed door. The rooms were empty. At the end of the hall was a door she hadn't tried the night before. She ran to it now and threw it open. Stairs led upward into attic shadows. A blast of icy air struck her as she mounted the first step. Go! Go away! The words thundered around Chris, a terrible rush and roar that was partly sound, partly frigid cold. She leaped back into the hall and slammed the door with all her strength.
Blood Rain (Aurelio Zen, Book 7) by Michael Dibdin