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"Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophical treatises as they are legal thrillers."—The New Yorker

"Part legal thriller, part insight into a man fighting his own demons. Every character in Carofiglio's fiction has a story to tell and they are always worth hearing. As the author himself is an anti-mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting novel benefits from veracity as well as tight writing."—Daily Mail

"A novel as much about human nature and the passage of time as it is about law-breaking. Crisp laconic sentences, subtle shifts in tone, and a seamless translation that should be commended."—The Times Literary Supplement

When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a powerful local judge, of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf, and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her. Guido Guerrieri knows the case could bring his legal career to a premature, messy end, but he cannot resist the appeal of an apparently hopeless cause. Nor can he deny an attraction to Sister Claudia, the young woman in charge of the shelter where Martina is living. Claudia shares his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

Gianrico Carofiglio was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia, for many years, and is now a member of the Italian senate. He has sold over 2.5 million books of the Guerrieri series in Italy alone.

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Legal thriller written by an anti-mafia prosecutor. Set in Southern Italy. Turow with wry humour.

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Gianrico Carofiglio: Gianrico Carofiglio was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia, for many years and is now a member of the Italian Senate. He has sold over 2.5 million books of the Guerrieri series in Italy alone.

Howard Curtis: Howard Curtis translates fiction from the Italian and the French. His work is much acclaimed and has won numerous prizes.

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Marci San Francisco, February 27, 2015 (view all comments by Marci San Francisco)
Carofiglio is far and away the best crime writer I have read. I just finished rereading A WALK IN THE DARK, and if anything I enjoyed it even more than the first time. His writing is spare and beautiful, and his protagonist is intelligently and unsparingly self-reflective. Because of the author's personal experience with the Italian police and prosecution, his insights and disclosures about how the system really works ring disturbingly true. I was shocked all over again by the final pages of A WALK IN THE DARK. Highly recommended, along with everything else Carofiglio has written that has been translated. Cudos also to the terrific translator.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781904738534
Author:
Carofiglio, Gianrico
Publisher:
Bitter Lemon Press
Author:
Curtis, Howard
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Gianrico Carofiglio
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.25 x 1.13 in

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