Threading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3)



A Secret FileA Murdered StudentA Repeat Of A Dark Chapter Of Italian HistoryThe Brilliant Analyst Alabaster Black, Alias Bianca Nerini, Is Happy To Be Back In Italy, Back With Her Love, Dante, But Then Her Curiosity Gets The Better Of Her And Leads To A Meeting In A Caf In Milan A Meeting That Results In The Death Of Young University Student Charlie Brooks, Who Leaves Her With A Secret File Detailing The Development Of A New Weapon That Violates International Law Burdened By Guilt, She Seeks Justice For CharlieThings Go From Bad To Worse Dante Is Angry At Her Because She Told Him Nothing About The Meeting, A Scandal Mongering Journalist Is Trying To Crucify Her Friend Farrugia, Blaming Him For Charlie S Death, And Even Her Contact Loki Is Warning Her To Stay Away From The Case, Because It Involves Not Just A Secret Weapon, But Political Intrigues And Powerful Corporate Alliances, Too, As Well As The Organization Bianca Is Desperately Trying To Escape Rendition The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever, And Bianca And Her Trusted Friends Will Have To Find Their Way Through These Murky Waters, Or Watch Italy Return To The Decades Of Daily Terrorism Known As The Years Of LeadThe Third Book In The Roma Series Will Take You On The Darkest Journey So Far, The Journey Where, If You Can T Thread The NeedleEverything And Everyone You Care About Will Be LostThreading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3)

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  • Paperback
  • 366 pages
  • Threading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3)
  • Gabriel Valjan
  • English
  • 19 July 2019
  • 0989479218

10 thoughts on “Threading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3)

  1. says:

    Note This review has been published in blog Book and InkBeing the third book in the series, I had grown accustomed to the writer s style and knew what to expect Undoubtedly, the story exceeded my expectations again This book was a bit different from the first two The writer detailed Italy s political history and its struggle with Mafia I ve always been enchanted by this country s culture, reading about the politics and the mafia through this story was pretty insightful This part of the s Note This review has been published in blog Book and InkBeing the third book in the series, I had grown accustomed to the writer s style and knew what to expect Undoubtedly, the story exceeded my expectations again This book was a bit different from the first two The writer detailed Italy s political history and its struggle with Mafia I ve always been enchanted by this country s culture, reading about the politics and the mafia through this story was pretty insightful This part of the series follows Bianca s adventures back in Italy She is back with her boyfriend Dante In this story though, Farrugia is the actual star The story at one points turns all about him and his history with the Mafia A college student is murdered during his meet with Bianca who seems to be investigating yet another financial scadal of sorts this time Loki, her online friend warns her to stay away which obviously doesn t obey Things take a nasty turn when another murder happens, one that has a potential to end Farrugia s career What follows is a story of Farrugia s Fate With slick writing, this book was an interesting read Politics and history are potentially snore worthy combination if not present properly The writer surprised me by presenting both the subjects in an interesting manner The historical and political part of Italian Mafia blended well with the story, making the story a over all well written read Given that I m already acquianted well with the characters, this book was a comfortable read for me Yet, the writer did manage to surprise me by bringing out different shades in the core characters For instance, Bianca seemed a bit edgy and has trust issues It felt a bit comical when Farrugia takes up Yoga to relive his stress MY SAY Yet another perfect thriller by this writer Not surprising at all RATING PLOT 4 5CHARACTERISATION 4 5NARRATION 4 5BOREDOM QUOTIENT 1 5 Lower the better OVERALL RATING 4 5

  2. says:

    The Roma Series continues in Threading The Needle by Gabriel Valjan I am excited to see what Bianca and her band of cohorts will encounter next in Milan, Italy.We are back with some familiar characters and the stakes are higher than ever Conspiracy is alive and well.The infighting between the police for territory and jurisdiction and the political machinations dog down their investigation into the murders and mystery Politics is a dirty business and heads will fall, bodies too.Gotta be pretty The Roma Series continues in Threading The Needle by Gabriel Valjan I am excited to see what Bianca and her band of cohorts will encounter next in Milan, Italy.We are back with some familiar characters and the stakes are higher than ever Conspiracy is alive and well.The infighting between the police for territory and jurisdiction and the political machinations dog down their investigation into the murders and mystery Politics is a dirty business and heads will fall, bodies too.Gotta be pretty sharp to run the gauntlet and find the answers.A little manipulation can be in order, and it does keep me on the hook as I try to figure out why they do what they do sometimes..As the mystery unfolds, I think Bianca, a forensic accounting cyber nerd, has the answers, but Sometimes there is so much going on, I lose track of where I m going Am I purposely being mislead so I can t find the answers Is it just me that I feel like I am being schooled rather than on a journey for my own entertainment If you enjoy step by step police procedurals and some a glimpse into Italy s history, this is for you.I love the concept of this series so much, I wonder why I am having such difficulty with it Is it because of the location Italy and all that entails, their customs and history I took a little time and read other things between the books, but to see if it makes a difference, I will be diving right into Turning To Stone, Book IV I believe these books can stand alone, but if you want to know all the details of the continuing characters, start at the beginning.To seevisit fundinmental

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    So far I have read and reviewed the first two books in the series and after reading each book I was left with the thought of what could possible be better than this book Yet each time I read the next book I seem to end up being surprised as each book is better than the last One of the things I really like with reading this series is with each book I can to know the characters better and better as I gaininsight in them as people and I learn about how they react to different stressors and So far I have read and reviewed the first two books in the series and after reading each book I was left with the thought of what could possible be better than this book Yet each time I read the next book I seem to end up being surprised as each book is better than the last One of the things I really like with reading this series is with each book I can to know the characters better and better as I gaininsight in them as people and I learn about how they react to different stressors and situations I am going to start reading the next book in the series shortly and if they books stay true to the trend then the next book will be evenamazing then Threading the Needle was

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    Threading the Needle is the third book in the Roma series and Gabriel Valjan has done it again After reading Roma Underground, where we get to meet a great cast of characters, I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with them in Wasp s Nest and soon after got to know them even better in this third installment.I continue to be amazed at how well Valjan incorporates Italian political history into a great plot as he immerses us deeper into the lives of these characters that I now love This tim Threading the Needle is the third book in the Roma series and Gabriel Valjan has done it again After reading Roma Underground, where we get to meet a great cast of characters, I had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with them in Wasp s Nest and soon after got to know them even better in this third installment.I continue to be amazed at how well Valjan incorporates Italian political history into a great plot as he immerses us deeper into the lives of these characters that I now love This time Valjan tackles government conspiracies that have ties to the years of terrorism in Italy from 1969 to 1984 known as the Years of Lead I remember this time.I was nine when I recall my grandfather reading about Italy s Prime Minister Aldo Moro in Il Corriere Italiano, a Montreal based newspaper for the Italian community in Quebec I remember the photos and seeing it on RAI TV station I grew up hearing hushed stories of the mafia both in Italy and in Montreal Any kid growing up in an Italian household can tell you this And because most immigrants are from Southern Italy, it s not uncommon to have Sicilian, Neapolitan or Calabrese friends whose family members are in the mafia.So this book brought back memories of my childhood But it also enlightened me on this part of Italy s history The story starts out with a powerful scene and the suspense builds from there Valjan has a way of weaving in new characters, comedic relief in the form of newscaster Ragonese and the people s reaction to him, cracked me up and subplots that all come together in the end.Alabaster Black a.k.a Bianca Nerini uses her masterful hacking and analytical skills again and with the help of the team, they prevent a terrorist act Loki, her online friend continues to be a mystery and for the first time, I saw avulnerable and empathetic side to Bianca, reinforced by the last touching scene of the book These characters just get better and I can t wait to jump into Book 4, Turning the Stone, which takes place in Naples, where my husband s relatives live.This is a fantastic series and I m happy to have discovered it Highly recommended.Note This book has profanity in English and Italian, mainly f words, religious profanity and some crude language There is some violence, but nothing graphic I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    In the third entry of Gabriel Valjan s Roma Series, which the writer dedicates to Claudio Ferrara and Dean Hunt, and opens with an Italian quote saying life should be lived and not looked at, sometimes cooked, reflected, or written, alongside another statement that Italy is the ancient homeland of doubt, according to Massimo D Azeglio, Bianca feels responsible for the death of a young university student in Milan named Charlie Brooks, before whose demise she receives a secret file, and after whic In the third entry of Gabriel Valjan s Roma Series, which the writer dedicates to Claudio Ferrara and Dean Hunt, and opens with an Italian quote saying life should be lived and not looked at, sometimes cooked, reflected, or written, alongside another statement that Italy is the ancient homeland of doubt, according to Massimo D Azeglio, Bianca feels responsible for the death of a young university student in Milan named Charlie Brooks, before whose demise she receives a secret file, and after which she seeks justice for his decease, with a mysterious individual named Loki urging her to stay away from the case The book, as mentioned, opens with the college student s death, with protagonist Bianca Nerini still being untrusting, given her past experiences detailed in prior installments of the book series Among those claiming responsibility for Charlie Brooks death is the anarchist political party and terrorist organization G9, with Italian policeman Farrugia further blamed for shooting men indiscriminately, and political elections forthcoming in both Italy and the United States, with the political differences between the two countries occasionally referenced There are occasional historical notes, such as Fascist Italian despot Mussolini declaring the Vatican an independent state and Pinocchio author Carlo Collodi inspired by his initiation into a secret society.Following the main text is an afterward by Italian journalist, author, and translator Claudio Ferrara about a period in his homeland s history known as the Anni di Piombo, the Years of Lead, among whose several events was the assassination of Christian Democratic politician Aldo Moro, far left terrorists being responsible for his death, which America had some involvement in, alongside a secret guerilla society known as Gladio and its equivalents in other NATO nations Overall, the book is fairly enjoyable and sure to please those who liked past books in the series, the political and historical notes being its highlights, but there is mild tastelessness, for instance, in using the acronym AIDS to describe something other than the disease

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    Gabriel Valjan in his new book, Threading the Needle Book Three in the Roma Series published by Winter Goose Publishing gives us another adventure with Alabaster Black.From the back cover Milan Bianca s curiosity gets a young university student murdered, but not before he gives her a file that details a secret weapon under development with defense contractor Adastra Guilt may drive her to find justice for the slain Charlie Brooks, but she is warned by the mysterious Loki to stay away from t Gabriel Valjan in his new book, Threading the Needle Book Three in the Roma Series published by Winter Goose Publishing gives us another adventure with Alabaster Black.From the back cover Milan Bianca s curiosity gets a young university student murdered, but not before he gives her a file that details a secret weapon under development with defense contractor Adastra Guilt may drive her to find justice for the slain Charlie Brooks, but she is warned by the mysterious Loki to stay away from this case that runs deep with conspiracy Bianca must find a way to uncover government secrets and corporate alliances without returning Italy to one of its darkest hours, the decades of daily terrorism known as the Years of Lead Bianca is back in Italy, Milan this time, and anything that can go wrong will This time she and her small team are investigating a defense contractor named Adastra Typically defense contractors spend lots of money to stay defense contractors and they do not want to be investigated Therefore Bianca is in grave danger once again Conspiracy, government secrets and corporate alliances are just some of what Bianca has to deal with This is a thriller mystery that will keep you flipping pages as fast as you can read to keep up with what is going on I was guessing until the very end I am so looking forward to the next book in this series.Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Italy Book Tours I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising

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    I was immediately drawn to this book as I myself write mafia fiction Gabriel Valjan s Roma series is just great, a real page turner I read it in a couple of days I was almost tempted to call in sick to work just to keep reading.Threading the Needle is the third book in the trilogy This is Italian organised crime blended with European political conflicts The protagonist, Bianca Nerini, is a member of a team of expert high tech analysts hunting for international criminals Bianca should be ta I was immediately drawn to this book as I myself write mafia fiction Gabriel Valjan s Roma series is just great, a real page turner I read it in a couple of days I was almost tempted to call in sick to work just to keep reading.Threading the Needle is the third book in the trilogy This is Italian organised crime blended with European political conflicts The protagonist, Bianca Nerini, is a member of a team of expert high tech analysts hunting for international criminals Bianca should be taking it easy after her adventures and investigations via the internet in Wasp s Nest and Roma At the end of Threading the Needle is the first chapter of the next instalment Turning to Stone, which is set in Naples There is also an Afterword from an Italian journalist that discusses the anni di piombo years of lead.When Charlie Brooks asks to meet with her he gives her some messages to pass on, kisses her and goes on the run, with killers hunting him down like an animal Bianca has no idea what the messages mean but is intent on delivering them to the right people.While Bianca deals with the mafia, this story tackles terrorism Charlie Brooks gives her a flash drive with a whole bunch of information on it related to a military contractor called Adastra Bianca tries to figure out what it all means and why someone would kill Charlie for it.This book is intense and suspenseful I was not able to put it down Great characters, dialogue, gripping action, intensity and an intricate plot Just buy it You won t regret it.Daniel Kenyon, author of The Savage Heart of Palermo

  8. says:

    Another Great book by Gabriel Valjan Threading The Needle is book three in the Roma Underground series This book can be read first though this is book three The series does not have to be read in any sort of order They are stand alone novels The character are the same.First I must comment on the cover It is brilliant I love the haunting appearance The colors are perfect This is one of my favorite book covers ever.In this book Bianca s curiosity gets the best of her It ends up getting a Another Great book by Gabriel Valjan Threading The Needle is book three in the Roma Underground series This book can be read first though this is book three The series does not have to be read in any sort of order They are stand alone novels The character are the same.First I must comment on the cover It is brilliant I love the haunting appearance The colors are perfect This is one of my favorite book covers ever.In this book Bianca s curiosity gets the best of her It ends up getting an university student murder This is not before this student gives Bianca a file This file contains information about a secret weapon under development with defense contractor Adastra Bianca feels guilty after the death of the college student by the name of Charlie Brooks Her friend Loki warns Bianca to stay away from this case Bianca does not listen despite the warning about this case having a conspiracy that runs very deep Bianca has her work cut out for her to slove this case.This book was very interesting from page one I love the character development of this book This book has a great plot I mean who does not love a book full of conspiracies murder plots and just a great thriller This book is really is a clean book There is some violence but it is not graphic Also there are a few curse words This book I give five stars out of five This is a great book for anyone who loves thrillers.I received the ebook free for an honest review

  9. says:

    An action packed political thriller.Isidore Farrugia is a cop, brought up during the Years of Lead, a horrific period in Italian history, a time of terror and killing, his childhood memories, scarred forever by the brutal death of his mother Nevertheless, he is a good man, loyal and protective of his friends and colleagues This is why although off duty and out of jurisdiction, when his friend Bianca arranges a meeting with her informant, Charles Brooks, he insists on coming too However, soon An action packed political thriller.Isidore Farrugia is a cop, brought up during the Years of Lead, a horrific period in Italian history, a time of terror and killing, his childhood memories, scarred forever by the brutal death of his mother Nevertheless, he is a good man, loyal and protective of his friends and colleagues This is why although off duty and out of jurisdiction, when his friend Bianca arranges a meeting with her informant, Charles Brooks, he insists on coming too However, soon his onlooker role changes, when the young 23 year old American, Bianca came to meet is killed, and so are his assassins.Then another murder takes place, and the Italian police investigators find themselves unearthing a web of political intrigue.Bianca has a secret though, she knows, she must uncover the truth behind the information she has been entrusted with, despite warnings from her mysterious online contact Loki, to stay away Adastra, a weapons manufacturer is hiding something But what I found myself hooked, right from the start of this brilliant, action packed, political crime thriller, which is set in Milan For those, like myself, who are interested in history, the Afterword about the Years of Lead by Claudio Ferrara was very interesting.This is actually the third book in the Roma series, by this talented author, and there is a tantalising glimpse at the end into his fourth book, Turning to Stone

  10. says:

    Wasp s Nest ended in Boston with a surprise visit that brought Biana Nerini great happiness and drew her back to Italy This time the group Nerini Alabaster Black , Dante, Gennaro, Farrugia and Alessandro have been shipped off to Milan, to be later joined by Silvio The plot begins with a clandestine meeting between Nerini and a university student named Charlie Brooks It all goes quickly bad and Brooks ends up murdered This is the opening volley in a new international intrigue with a comp Wasp s Nest ended in Boston with a surprise visit that brought Biana Nerini great happiness and drew her back to Italy This time the group Nerini Alabaster Black , Dante, Gennaro, Farrugia and Alessandro have been shipped off to Milan, to be later joined by Silvio The plot begins with a clandestine meeting between Nerini and a university student named Charlie Brooks It all goes quickly bad and Brooks ends up murdered This is the opening volley in a new international intrigue with a company called Adastra positioned right in the middle.Burdened down with guilt over Brooks murder, Nerini searches through internet files to try and unearth the secret this student had come to share U.S Attorney Michael Farese shows up to stir things up and no one on the investigative team can figure out if he is there to help or is a secret foe involved in the workings of Adastra Nerini s illusive internet contact Loki also becomes a big question mark Is he she there to help or hinder This question creates serious tension with Dante in particular at times.Manzoni assassins, staged murders, money laundering and the infamous G 9 provide the suspense Yoga and again, wonderful food, add the colour Enjoy

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