It is 2002 and little Penelope Scratchford has been abducted in Italy. The Italian State Police has given up its investigation and believes her parents to be responsible for her disappearance and her probable murder, but cannot prove it. The British authorities believe she is still alive, as does the UK Press. In order to reopen this cold case, Europol offers its assistance. Detective Chief Inspector Michael Lambert – now retired from Thames Valley Police – is sent to Rimini as a Europol Liaison Officer, in order to assist the Italian police in re-opening their investigation.
His quest takes him from Rimini to Greece and the River Evros, where illegal migrants frequently cross over from Turkey. Following this recognised people smuggling route, his investigations also take him to Bulgaria, where he discovers a crooked adoption racket. Finding some promising leads to the whereabouts of the little English girl, he is able to establish if she is alive or dead.In Rimini, Michael Lambert also discovers disquieting information about his late father’s wartime exploits in Italy and once more, finds new romance in his life.
3 thoughts on “Abduction: An Angel over Rimini”
I have just purchased this book on kindle, I notice it is book 3 but when I looked for 1 and 2 they are a different author. I wonder if they are written under a pseudonym and do I need to read them first or does Abduction stand alone. Many thanks in anticipation
All three books are written by me as Patrick Brigham, although by mistake I have also added my middle name Loftus – an historical and largely defunct family association from the past. But, very often the publishing questionnaire picks these things up, and it is hard, if not impossible to correct it. Thanks for buying Abduction, the subject of which is disturbing, and too often true. BR Patrick Brigham
I mean four books