Play with fire and you get burned…
A gripping crime thriller, from a new star in British crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin.
Five men burnt alive.
In the crippling heat of August in Rome, a flat goes up in flames, the doors sealed from the outside. Five illegal immigrants are trapped and burnt alive – their charred bodies barely distinguishable amidst the debris.
One man cut into pieces.
When Detective Inspectors Rossi and Carrara begin to investigate, a terror organisation shakes the city to its foundations. Then a priest is found murdered and mutilated post-mortem – his injuries almost satanic in their ferocity.
One city on the edge of ruin.
Rome is hurtling towards disaster. A horrifying pattern of violence is beginning to emerge, with a ruthless killer overseeing its design. But can Rossi and Carrara stop him before all those in his path are reduced to ashes?
~I was sent a copy from the publisher - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - What another amazing book from Aidan.
This book is the second book where we follow Detective Rossi. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, A Known Evil and I was really excited to be asked to be part of the blog tour for the next book. These books are set in Rome and the descriptions of the place, the people and I really enjoy how these books show a Rome that is dealing with political issues, terrorists, refugees and police.
In this book 5 men have been burnt alive. They where locked in, no way of escape. They where illegal immigrants living quietly in their flat when this horrible situation happened. It is up to DI Rossi and DI Gigi to figure out what has happened while also dealing with other things happening in and out of the police force.
More attacks start to happen and they need to figure out who is behind it and why before more happen. With the help of Dario a journalist, they can start piecing together everything that has happened and why it has.
Aidan has written another fantastic book that I really enjoyed. It kept me on my toes, I love how everything was weaved together and how it was something so much bigger then they where expecting. A Cold Flame is fast paced, full of action and keeps you guessing and wondering what will happen next till the end. It is dark, gritty and very clever in the way it is written.
Cannot recommend it enough!