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The Resource Return to Umbria, David P. Wagner

Return to Umbria, David P. Wagner

Label
Return to Umbria
Title
Return to Umbria
Statement of responsibility
David P. Wagner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Orvieto--its very name brings to mind priceless art, colorful ceramics, and straw-colored wine. And the most famous cathedral facade in Italy, a structure of gothic spires, arches, statues, and mosaics. But as Rick Montoya discovers, this jewel of Umbria can have an ugly side as well. When Rick Montoya moved to his mother's Italy from his father's Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work as a freelance translator using his dual heritage, he didn't expect to be helping the Italian police. His maternal uncle, a high-level commissioner in Rome, however, sees no reason not to use the resources at hand. Rick's fourth investigation should not have involved crime. It begins when Rick is asked by his uncle to go to Orvieto to talk some sense into his cousin Fabrizio, whose fling with an older married woman is embarrassing the family. Rick agrees to give it a try, and plans a short but romantic weekend in Orvieto with Betta Innocenti, the woman he met in Bassano. What could go wrong? Less than a day after their arrival, his language skills draw him into the brutal murder of an American visitor. He finds that he knows the policeman in charge, but Inspector LoGuercio has changed since the time they met in Volterra. The murdered woman had studied art in Italy decades earlier. Why has she returned now? And why was she dumped at night on a dusty road? Through her traveling companions, her devastated daughter and best friend, as well as a growing list of those who knew her from her student days, they realize she had come to Orvieto to face the past. And then a second murder occurs in a public park, with Montoya so close that he wonders if he could have been the intended target. Is all this connected to Fabrizio and his affair, or to the American's death? More violence erupts, some of it definitely directed at Rick himself. Strong suspects, tantalizing secrets, concealed motives, and risky behaviors tie to a fascinating landscape and layers of Orvieto's past
Member of
Summary
Rick Montoya's peaceful weekend enjoying Orvieto's culture and cuisine with his new girlfriend, a member of Italy's Art Squad, becomes the hunt for the killer of an American tourist. The victim had been a student in the city some twenty years earlier. Rick, a professional translator from Santa Fe, New Mexico, establishing a career in Italy, is too useful an investigative tool for his uncle, a highly ranked Roman cop, to ignore. And so Rick once again finds himself assisting local law with a murder inquiry
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10540198
Cataloging source
MDK
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
F
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rick Montoya Italian mysteries
Series volume
0004
Target audience
general
Label
Return to Umbria, David P. Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962027970
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781464206115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1325956
  • (OCoLC)962027970
Label
Return to Umbria, David P. Wagner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962027970
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781464206115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1325956
  • (OCoLC)962027970

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