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Kill the King

A Novel

Translated by Antony Shugaar



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From thriller master Sandrone Dazieri, here is the startling conclusion to the internationally bestselling Caselli and Torre trilogy in which two damaged but deductively brilliant detectives must sort out what is real and what is imagined.

Reeling from a deadly bombing in Venice and her investigative partner Dante’s disappearance, Detective Colomba Caselli retreats to the rural countryside outside Rome to nurse her wounds. When an apparently autistic teenager appears in her yard, covered in blood, he leads her to a brutal crime scene where nothing is what it seems. As Colomba gets pulled into the investigation and the body count spirals upward, she is implicated in the violence. Soon, she’s convinced that a powerful villain is working in the shadows to cause the carnage and frame her, but the only person who can help her is Dante—and he hasn’t been seen in over a year and is presumed dead. Colomba is sure he’s alive and out there somewhere, but will she find him before it’s too late? And can she clear her name and be free of the far-reaching legacy of the villain known as the Father?

Bursting with action, ingeniously plotted, and filled with one unexpected twist after another, Kill the King is a shocking and satisfying conclusion to this breathtakingly original crime series.

About The Author

Photograph by Moris Puccio

Sandrone Dazieri is the bestselling author of numerous novels and screenplays. Kill the Father, the first novel in his series featuring Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, was an international bestseller and received spectacular praise for its highly unconventional detective duo. Kill the Angel was also a bestseller, and Kill the King is the third and final novel in the series. You can follow him on Twitter @SandroneDazieri.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (May 19, 2020)
  • Length: 512 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501174728

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Raves and Reviews

Praise for Kill the King:

“A race against time that leaves the reader breathless.”
la Stampa

“The tension never lets up…chock-full of intricately crafted plot twists.”
Il Fatto Quotidiano

Praise for Kill the Angel:

“Explosive … complex and fallible characters and nonstop action.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

“Harrowing…Fans of Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter series will, beg pardon, eat this up.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Kill the Father:

“Absorbing disturbing, clever, bizarre, original and brutal. The outline of the plot is simple, its execution thrilling.”
The Times of London

“Dazzling…told in brutal, often wrenching detail.”
Publishers Weekly

“Outstanding… [an] unrelenting, adrenaline-fueled novel.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

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