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By Gianrico Carofiglio, Patrick Creagh

"Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels which are as a lot love tales and philosophical treatises as they're felony thrillers."—The New Yorker

"Raises the traditional for crime fiction. Carofiglio's deft contact has given us a narrative that's either literary and gritty—and person who speeds alongside just like the top felony thrillers. His insights into human nature—good and bad—are breathtaking." —Jeffery Deaver

The first within the Guido Guerrieri series.

A nine-year-old boy is located murdered on the backside of a good close to a well-liked seashore hotel in southern Italy. In what feels like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, assistance for the protection, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. confronted with small-town racism fuelled by way of the hot immigration from Africa, Guido makes an attempt to use the esoteric workings of the Italian courts.

More than a superbly paced felony mystery, this relentless suspense novel transcends the style. a robust assault on racism and a desirable perception into the Italian judicial approach, it's also an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.

Gianrico Carofiglio, a member of the senate in Italy, used to be an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port at the coast of Puglia. He has been concerned with trials touching on corruption, prepared crime, and the site visitors of humans. He has written 4 Guido Guerrieri novels, all bestsellers, having bought over million copies worldwide.

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