Author(s): David Hewson
Crime Fiction | No Category
Twenty years ago, a mysterious group called the Blue Demon committed a series of bizarre and ritualistic crimes evoking the legacy of the lost race of the Etruscans, and leaving in their wake a group of dead students, a murdered couple, a cryptic message and a kidnapped child. Now, the leaders of the G8 are descending on Rome for a summit at the Quirinale Palace. But when a politician is found ritually murdered, seemingly by a strange young man dressed as an Etruscan god, detective Nic Costa suspects that the old case was never really solved. The Blue Demon appear to have returned - and planning, under the leadership of the fanatical Andrea Petrakis, to unleash a devastating sequence of attacks on the city. As Costa and his team start to dig deeper into the past, they find that there are still too many unanswered questions - and much more to the history of the Blue Demon than anyone wants to admit...'Hewson is a daunting talent - a writer who is master stylist, who respects the audience's intelligence and who effortlessly keeps the thrills coming a mile a minute' - Jeffery Deaver.
David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. He has also written several novels, as well as a number of travel books. The Blue Demon is the eighth novel in his Italian crime series featuring Detective Nic Costa. The author lives in Kent.