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A Dark Song of Blood

(2014)
(The third book in the Martin Bora series)
A novel by

 
 
Praise for the Martin Bora series:

"The tone of Liar Moon has a flu-like grimness, appropriate the 1943 setting. Pastor is excellent at providing details (silk stockings, movie magazines, cigarettes) that light up the setting."—Booklist

"Lumen's plot is well crafted, her prose shap . . . a disturbing mix of detection and reflection."—Publisher's Weekly

Rome, 1944. While the Allies are fighting their way up the Italian peninsula, Rome lives the last days of Nazi occupation. Their world is falling apart as the German Army, the Gestapo, and the SS vie for power while holding glittering and debauched parties. But this is also a time of Italian partisan attacks, arrests, and mass executions, all to the sound of Allied artillery bombardment just outside the walls of the city.

Baron Martin von Bora, an officer in the Wehrmacht, has the complex and delicate task of solving not one, but three murders. A young German embassy secretary has "accidentally" fallen to her death from a fourth-floor window, and a Roman society lady and a headstrong cardinal of the Roman Curia are found dead in her apartment. The cardinal is personally known to Bora and, like the officer, secretly active in the resistance against the Third Reich. With Italian police inspector Sandro Guidi at his side, Bora sets off to establish the truth. Different as they are, the two men confront crime, war, and dictatorship in the awareness that the dignity of man comes at a price beyond all imagination.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dark Song of Blood, A (Martin Bora Series): 03
Author(s): Ben Pastor
ISBN: 1-908524-30-8 / 978-1-908524-30-0 (UK edition)
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Title: [ A DARK SONG OF BLOOD (CAPTAIN MARTIN BORA #3) ] By Pastor, Ben ( Author ) Apr- 2014 [ Paperback ]
Author(s): Ben Pastor
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
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Title: A Dark Song of Blood (Martin Bora Book 3)
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Title: A Dark Song of Blood (Martin Bora Book 3)
Author(s): Ben Pastor
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
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