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The Wings of the Sphinx: Inspector Montalbano Series, Book 11
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"You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven't read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano." A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and—acutely aware of his age—he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing.
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Andrea Camilleri. (2009). The Wings of the Sphinx: Inspector Montalbano Series, Book 11. Penguin Publishing Group.

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        Bestseller Camilleri's sublime and darkly humorous 11th whodunit featuring Chief Insp. Salvo Montalbano (after 2009's August Heat
        ) finds the 56-year-old Sicilian policeman in the midst of a serious crisis with his significant other, Livia. Montalbano is uncertain what he can and should do to repair the rift that has developed between them. Meanwhile, the inspector must tackle a difficult case—the gunshot murder of an attractive young woman whose nude body was left in a dump. As Montalbano and his team first attempt to identify the victim based on a butterfly tattoo on her left shoulder, they learn of a possible link to an influential Catholic charity. Soon they start to feel political pressure to steer the inquiry in a different direction. Camilleri balances his hero's personal and professional challenges perfectly and leaves the reader eager for more.

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        December 15, 2009
        It should come as no surprise to fans of Camilleris Salvo Montalbano series that the Sicilian inspectors brow is now furrowed over the prospect of growing old. Thats hardly his only source of melancholy, though. Theres always plenty of storm clouds on the ever-brooding Salvos horizon, both personal (his foundering relationship with girlfriend Livia) and professional (the ubiquitous violence he encounters in his job and throughout society). All those forces come together here, when Salvo must solve the case of a young woman shot in the face, with only a tattoo as a clue to her identity. The tattoos trail leads to the sex trade and to three Eastern European women brought to Italy to work as dancers. Were the women rescued by a prominent Catholic charity, or is the charity a front for an even larger scam? Naturally, in the course of sorting that out, Salvo encounters resistance from the church and his bosses, as well as managing to endanger plans for a getaway with Liviaall of which cause more gray hairs to sprout. Camilleris sure hand with tragicomedy remains the distinguishing feature of this always entertaining series.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2009, American Library Association.)

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