Unidentified Person In Italy
Leslie Lotton attends summer school in Italy. Students live in a beautiful villa whose owners hold dark secrets. She is confronted with a roommate involved a drug ring, then stalked, kidnapped, escapes and leaves Italy. The Italian police arrest a suspected serial killer who was possibly her captor. The police request she return to assist them. Will her return free a guilty or innocent man? More
Leslie Lotton, a young American woman in search of a new life, attends a summer school program in Florence, Italy. Even thought classes and student housing are in a beautiful villa owned by a royal family, both the villa and the royal family hold dark secrets. She discovers that her new roommate is part of a drug ring and pushes Leslie to join the business. But being courted by the organization to join the business isn’t her only problem—she is stalked and then kidnapped. Using every self-preservation skill in her arsenal, she escapes and leaves the country. But then the Italian police arrest a man they suspect is her captor as well as a serial killer. In his possession is a copy of Leslie’s book where she wrote details of her harrowing experiences? Now the Italian police want her to return to Italy to assist them in solving their case. Can she return to the place of tragedy to help bring this man to justice or not? If he is found not guilty—could his release mean that she may be his next victim?
“Barbara Loos has given all book lovers a new heroine in Leslie Lotton, a small town southern girl who has the courage and the desire to break away from her dysfunctional family roots. Leslie educated herself, finds a challenging, but glamorous, profession and marries well. When her marriage turns out poorly, she has the spirit to change her life by heading to Italy to immerse herself in the language and the culture. She finds out that Italy has many mysterious and dangerous aspects that give Leslie more than she bargained for including being kidnapped. This book is a thriller that promises many, many more Leslie Lotton adventures.” Vickie Stockman
“Ms. Loos’ first book is a dramatic shift from my normal genre of novel but I found it to be a totally engrossing and spellbinding read! Her skillful interweaving of human feelings, relationships and emotions, combined with intertwined, and sometimes dark, motivations rivals some of Coben’s complex plots. I was fascinated by the manner in which she occasionally left a “carrot” dangling, especially near the end of her fine book, to entice readers to look forward to more intrigue in her future writings. I sincerely hope there will be many more offerings from Ms. Loos for my future reading pleasure!” James Jinks
“The first book, Unidentified Person in Italy, grabbed my attention by the intriguing title. Within the first few pages, I was hooked. The story line moved along and kept my attention. It was captivating and kept my attention throughout the book. I had a difficult time putting it down. The intrigue of this book left me wanting to buy and read the second book, Disillusioned!” Doris Cinicove
“After reading this wonderful novel by Mrs. Loos, I am having second thoughts about visiting Italy. I discover a country where intrigue, murder, and a dark underworld lurk beneath the brilliant sunshine, azure sky, the red roof tops, and the laughter of happy Italians. I have to tell myself that this is a work of fiction. The descriptions are so vivid and I am transported right there in the middle of the danger at every corner. A page turner, I cannot wait to reads the second book and decide whether I still want to go to Italy. Of course I will I love Italy A good job by a first novelist.” Francine Fuqua
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