By Conor Fitzgerald
There's no healing for murder…
Commissario Alec Blume, on overall healthiness go away and fleeing his accomplice Caterina, has retreated from Rome to important Italy. on the Villa Romanelli he enrolls on a average treatments path carried out by means of a tender girl named Silvana.
But faraway from improving or resolving his variations with Caterina, a feverish Blume turns into remoted and slow with affliction. more and more ill-at-ease within the stifling atmosphere, the darkish background of the crumbling villa and its once-magnificent gardens attracts him in. And whilst a Romanian lady who works for Silvana's ambiguous fiancé Niki asks for his support, Blume unearths himself dragged into the shadowy case of a lacking woman, and the key horrors of the garden's malign good looks.
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