Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Threading the Needle

Roma series by Gabriel Valjan


Milan. Bianca’s curiosity gets a young university student murdered, but not before he gives her a file that details a secret weapon under development with defense contractor Adastra. Guilt may drive her to find justice for the slain Charlie Brooks, but she is warned by the mysterious Loki to stay away from this case that runs deep with conspiracy. Bianca must find a way to uncover government secrets and corporate alliances without returning Italy to one of its darkest hours, the decades of daily terrorism known as the “Years of Lead.”

“It is even more to Gabriel Valjan’s credit that with Threading the Needle he, as an American, was nonetheless capable of unusual insight into the Misteri Italiani, the Italian Mysteries, without taking any prejudicial standpoint, one way or the other, or putting the blame on anyone, but rather inviting readers to judge for themselves.”
—Claudio Ferrara, Italian journalist and translator

“But after the first few pages, I knew I was committed to the end of the book ... and would be reading the two earlier books…Characters, plot, ideas, background: In Threading the Needle, Valjan weaves it all into an international crime novel worth the read.”
—Beth Kannell of Kingdom Books, a specialty mystery bookshop in northeastern Vermont.

PictureMeet the Author:

Gabriel lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Roma Series, available from Winter Goose Publishing. Gabriel has also written numerous short stories and essays found online and in print.

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Threading the Needle My Review

So far I have read and reviewed the first two books in the series and after reading each book I was left with the thought of what could possible be better than this book. Yet each time I read the next book I seem to end up  being surprised as each book is better than the last. One of the things I really like with reading this series is with each book I can to know the characters better and better as I gain more insight in them as people and I learn about how they react to different stressors and situations. I am going to start reading the next book in the series shortly and if they books stay true to the trend then the next book will be even more amazing then Threading the Needle was!

I was sent a free copy of this book for free by the publisher or author.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading. Book 4 is dark and 5 is a game-changer in many ways. Hope to have you reading about London in Book 6, Crunch City.