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January 2007

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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. Crisp laconic sentences, subtle shifts in tone, and a seamless translation that should be commended. 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.

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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.

His work is much acclaimed and has won numerous prizes. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books.

A Walk in the Dark: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 2

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USD Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview "Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophical treatises as they are legal thrillers. About the Author. 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. Parker's Spenser and numerous imitations the Italian setting and the legal details are fascinating.

And Guerrieri's keen nose for food and scents that most of us hardly notice in daily living also helps him as a detective: he can smell people's fear.

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In addition, one of his helpmates, Sister Claudia, is a true original: a bruiser of a nun who dons jeans rather than a habit and can out-box an opponent literally blindfolded. It's clear she will stop at nothing to protect the woman in her care from further victimization. After all, he is the son of a powerful local judge, and one lawyer after another refuses to put their career on the line by representing her. Guido Guerrieri, however, cannot resist the appeal of an apparently hopeless cause, especially when he is asked to get involved by an attractive nun.

He is a marvellously lugubrious character, given to philosophical discussions with himself and self-deprecating humour, who enjoys martials arts, hates injustice and spends most of his personal life shuttling between his apartment and his girlfriend's two floors above.


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This is another literary thriller which is as much an insight into Italian everyday life as it is courtroom drama, making it a hugely enjoyable read which has won a number of awards. And at just pages, it can almost be read in one sitting. Let's hope there's more to come from Carofiglio, who, as a lawyer, was responsible for some off the most important indictments in the Bari region involving organised crime, corruption and human trafficking, and who is now a member of the Italian senate.

His partner, Margherita, is an example in feats of courage, set on gaining her parachuting licence under the instruction of two lesbian aeronauts. Guerrieri is scornful, "the lesbian licence, that's what they want you to take," he says. But the truth is, of course he's terrified of the big jump himself. So, as the jailed mobsters of Bari can testify, did his creator. Keywords: crime , thrillers , Books , Italy.

The Hungarian novelist is best known for his very long, very brilliant sentences. Boyd Tonkin follows him to the dizzying end.

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