In the fifth installment of author Gabriel Valjan’s Roma series, a plea for assistance brings Alabaster Black, also known as Bianca Nerini and a former accountant for the secret American agency Rendition, and her companions, to Boston, while on a break from her relationship with Dante Allegretti, an investigator for the Italian police agency Guardia di Finanza (GdF), which investigates criminal transactions such as money laundering and drug transport. Bianca ultimately meets an enigmatic new companion who understands her traumatic experiences, having been through his own trials, with a hacker codenamed Magician challenging the team, and Bianca finding it difficult to leave her past with Rendition behind. Overall, this is an enjoyable sequel that fans of the series will definitely enjoy, although those who haven’t read prior books will definitely be lost.
Gabriel Valjan lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the author of the Roma Series, available from Winter Goose Publishing. Gabriel has also written numerous short stories and essays found online and in print.