In the Name of Ishmael

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100097572
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483065021
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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Politics, terror, and spellbinding literary gamesmanship are at the heart of this daring fiction debut. Set in fogbound, wintry Milan, In the Name of Ishmael is the story of a secret cult of assassins and the two detectives who set out to reveal the true identity of Ishmael, the group's heavily protected and enigmatic leader. Expertly weaving a story from apparently unmatched threads in two separate time periods-mysterious murders, a series of seemingly unconnected assassinations, the accident that killed Princess Diana, a bizarre sadomasochistic secret society, and the death of an Italian press magnate-Genna crafts a chilling and utterly compelling tale of political conspiracy and serial murder.

Author(s): Giuseppe Genna
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2005

Professional reviews

"The murder of a baby and, 40 years later, an unknown scarred adult prove to be as puzzling to the police as they are to the listener. Both occur in Milan, and the novel bounces from one to the other, usually focusing on the increasingly perplexed detectives trying to solve them. The crimes are the work of Ishmael, but what--or who--is Ishmael? The time shifts occur at climactic moments, a technique that is frustrating at times yet keeps the listener engrossed. Helping, too, is a flawless reading by Grover Gardner, whose pace, nuance, and skill with Italian--and later on with French, German, and Belgian--bespeak an almost native fluency. Evil abounds in this work, including some among the presumed good guys, but then evil may be Ishmael--or vice versa--and Gardner captures everyone's uncertainty. T.H. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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