The Seventh Sacrament : Nic Costa

  • by David Hewson
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Nic Costa
  • 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Audible Sounds of Crime Award 2008 for best unabridged audiobook.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
It begins on one of Rome's least-known hills, the Aventino, in the public piazza fronting the mansion of the Knights of Malta. There, a curious keyhole to the knights' estate reveals an astonishing view, a direct line across the Tiber to the dome of St. Peters in the distance. For seven-year-old Alessio Bramante the act of peeping through the keyhole on his way to school each day is a ritual, a way of establishing a bond with his difficult, distant father, one of Rome's most famous archaeologists, Giorgio Bramante. Then one day, after an unexpected visit to one of Giorgio's underground excavations, Alessio disappears. A group of students who had slipped into the site, an ancient Mithraic temple, attract the blame. A tragedy occurs. Alessio is never found, and it's his father who goes to jail. Fourteen years later, in an arcane shrine by the Tiber known as the Little Museum of Purgatory, a tee-shirt belonging to Bramante's son begins to show fresh bloodstains. No one can understand how the marks have appeared behind the glass. Soon it becomes apparent that the newly-released Giorgio Bramante is bent upon a vicious and terrifying revenge on all those he blames for the loss of his son, and numbers Inspector Leo Falcone, a member of the original investigating team, among his targets. In the depths of the labyrinth he knows better than any man, a distraught father seeks his vengeance against those he hates. Nic Costa, watching Falcone move relentlessly into the man's deadly grip, realises the answer to the deadly present must lie in solving a cold case that, like the forgotten Alessio Bramante, has long been regarded as dead and buried for good...

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What the Critics Say

"Artfully weaves several points-of-view as it shifts between past and present....A mystery whose poignant resolution few readers will anticipate." (Publishers Weekly)

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wonderful book

Starts slowly but has a wonderful finish. An excellent book-both as a thriller and good lierature -in audio form superbly narrated. Best of the Hewson novels so far
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- Louise

this may be their bggest challenge

david hewson has consistantly produced quality with the 'rome serise' and this is his best yet, after the events in the last book set in venice the gang are back in rome and all is not well with the team or with the ruthless criminals and murderers that are about to give the detectives there biggest challenge yet!!!!

you dont want to miss this book and the whole catalog from david hewson if you havent read any then this is still highly accesable and is fantasticly narrated
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- Kenneth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2007
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks