"Commuters queuing up for the bus in Florence's Piazza San Felice turned up their collars and looked anxiously at the sky, amazed by the wet snowflakes falling all around them. And then, right before the distrcted eyes of marshal Guarnaccia of the Carabinieri, two young women are kednapped...one of them Deborah Maxwell the daughter of a rich American bussinessman."
"When the other victim shows up bleeding and hysterical, Captain Maestrangelo joins Marshal Guarnaccia in a search through the Tuscan hills. With unerring investigative instincts, Captain Maestrangelo probes into the victim's background and Guarnaccia's memory in a desperate attempt to save Deborah's life before the suspected Sardinian shepherds make a deadly mistake."
One of the series of Magdalen Nabb's 'Florentine Series,' starring Marshal Guarnaccia. An American girl, studying in Florence, has been kidnapped for ransom. But no one - parents, villagers, friends - are willing to tell the whole truth of what they know about the situation. At one 160+ pages, an intelligent but easy read, with a genuine evocation of the sights and sounds of Florence.