(From the publisher):
Former model Olivia Birkett,the American widow of the Florentine Count Ugo Brunamonti, has been violently kidnapped. Head of a successful fashion house, she is an obvious target for the Sardinian kidnap gangs nominally engaged in raising sheep in the Tuscan hills. Even though the government's official policy is not to permit payment of ransom...
But when Olivia's daughter reports her disappearance, Marshal Guarnaccia begins to suspect something more sinister. And as he is drawn ever further into the intricate politics of the wealty Brunamonti family, Guarnaccia starts to wonder whether Olivia really was the intended victim...
Original title: Property of Blood
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General