For the first time in decades The Eternal City is paralysed by a blizzard. And a gruesome discovery is made in the Pantheon one of Romes most ancient and revered architectural treasures. Covered by softly falling snow is the body of a young woman her back horribly mutilated . . . But before Costa, Peroni and Romes Questura can begin a formal investigation the US Embassy has brought in its own people, FBI Agents who want the case closed down as quickly and discreetly as possible.