This image is hidden for guests. Please login or register to see it.From 1968 until 1985, seven pairs of lovers were brutally slain during trysts in the hills surrounding Florence, Italy. The city was gripped with fear as law enforcement officials tried unsuccessfully to pin the horrific murders on several key suspects, failing each time to make the charges stick. The case has never been solved.
American author Douglas Preston teamed up with Mario Spezi, a seasoned journalist who was always one step ahead of officials when it came to the killings and who, in an ironic twist of fate, became a suspect.
The case was the subject of a NBC special documentary with host Stone Phillips.
Maybe an investigation this long and complicated should have been spread across several volumes, because the inclusion of so many red herrings and copious details bring the action to a tortuous, painful, grinding halt. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't keep the good guys straight, nor could I keep count on the bad guys, and ultimately, I just gave up and quit.