A Walk in the Dark (Guido Guerrieri) by Gianrico Carofiglio

By Gianrico Carofiglio

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

"Part criminal mystery, half perception right into a guy struggling with his personal demons. each personality in Carofiglio's fiction has a narrative to inform and they're continuously worthy listening to. because the writer himself is an anti-mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting novel advantages from veracity in addition to tight writing."—Daily Mail

"A novel as a lot approximately human nature and the passage of time because it is set law-breaking. Crisp laconic sentences, refined shifts in tone, and a unbroken translation that are meant to be commended."—The instances Literary Supplement

When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend, the son of a robust neighborhood pass judgement on, of attack and battery, no witnesses could be persuaded to testify on her behalf, and one legal professional after one other refuses to symbolize her. Guido Guerrieri understands the case may possibly deliver his criminal profession to a untimely, messy finish, yet he can't face up to the charm of an it sounds as if hopeless reason. Nor can he deny an appeal to Sister Claudia, the younger lady in command of the guard the place Martina resides. Claudia stocks his love of martial arts and his virulent hatred of injustice.

Gianrico Carofiglio was once an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port at the coast of Puglia, for a few years, and is now a member of the Italian senate. He has offered over 2.5 million books of the Guerrieri sequence in Italy alone.

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The annoying phone calls were proved by the records, but that was a minor offence. There were a couple of medical reports from the casualty ward, but they didn’t show any serious injuries. When the worst offences had been committed, she hadn’t sought medical help. She was ashamed to say what had happened. It was always like that. They’re beaten up and then they’re ashamed to say that their husbands or partners are animals. “If you want my opinion, I think the Fumai girl was also raped during the period they were living together.

Or in the entrance halls of law courts. I made my way through the crowd, the noise and the smell, reached the lift, and went up to the Public Prosecutor’s department . Assistant Public Prosecutor Alessandra Mantovani’s office was in the usual mess. Files heaped up on the desk, on the chairs, on the sofa and even on the floor. Every time I entered a public prosecutor’s office, I thought how glad I was to be a lawyer, not a magistrate. ” I closed the door, and Alessandra stood up, walked around the desk, avoiding a huge heap of files, and came towards me.

That was fine, and we left it at that. They arrived about eight-thirty. Everyone had already left, and I went to open the door. Tancredi was with a woman about thirty, or a bit more. She was nearly six feet tall, had her hair tied in a ponytail, and was wearing discoloured jeans and a worn leather jacket. A colleague of Tancredi’s, I thought, even though I’d never seen her before. The typical masculine style of a policewoman from the street crimes squad or the drugs squad. She must have screwed up and now she needed a lawyer.

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