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  • The Hunting Season

  • Death stalks the Italian Wilderness in this gripping crime thriller
  • By: Tom Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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The Hunting Season

By: Tom Benjamin
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
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Summary

It's truffle season and in the hills around Bologna the hunt is on for the legendary Boscuri White, the golden nugget of Italian gastronomy. But when an American truffle 'supertaster' goes missing, English detective Daniel Leicester discovers not all truffles are created equal. Did the missing supertaster bite off more than he could chew? 

As he goes on the hunt for Ryan Lee, Daniel discovers the secrets behind 'Food City', from the immigrant kitchen staff to the full scale of a multi-million Euro business. After a key witness is found dead at the foot of one of Bologna's famous towers, the stakes could not be higher. Daniel teams up with a glamorous TV reporter, but the deeper he goes into the disappearance of the supertaster the darker things become. Murder is once again on the menu, but this time Daniel himself stands accused. And the only way he can clear his name is by finding Ryan Lee....

Discover Bologna through the eyes of English detective Daniel Leicester as he walks the shadowy porticoes in search of the truth and, perhaps, even gets a little nearer to solving the mystery of Italy itself. A gripping and atmospheric thriller perfect for fans of Donna Leon, Michael Dibdin and Philip Gwynne Jones.

©2020 Tom Benjamin (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"An insider's view of life in the heart of Bologna - I felt transported there. Gripping plot and immersive description." (Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange)

"A cleverly constructed plot, at once romantic and threatening, promotes Tom Benjamin to the first division of crime writers." (Daily Mail)

"Ideal holiday reading for those pining for the tastes and smells of the Mediterranean." (The Herald)

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Highly Recommended!

I really enjoyed it! Great story line and brought back memories of Bologna, highly recommended!