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Involuntary Witness
by Gianrico Carofiglio

 Involuntary Witness

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UK: Oct 2010 / US: Apr 2013

“A stunner. Guerrieri is a wonderfully convincing character; morose, but seeing the absurdity of his gloomy life, his vulnerability and cynicism laced with self-deprecating humour. It is the veracity of the setting and the humanity of the lawyer that makes the novel a courtroom drama of such rare quality.” The Times

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defence, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. Faced with small-town racism fuelled by the recent immigration from Africa, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts.

More than a perfectly paced legal thriller, this relentless suspense novel transcends the genre. A powerful attack on racism, and a fascinating insight into the Italian judicial process, it is also an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.

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 and Involuntary Witness is in its 49th edition in Italy.

Author Information
Gianrico Carofiglio is one of Italy's bestselling authors. He was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia. He has been involved with trials concerning corruption, organized crime and the traffic in human beings. He is now a member of the Italian Senate.

Other books in the series

Reasonable Doubts by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 9781904738244 Price: £8.99 and $14.95

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 9781904738527 Price: £7.99

Temporary Perfections by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 9781904738725 Price: £8.99

Reasonable Doubts by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 9781904738541 Price: £7.99 and $14.95

Praise for Involuntary Witness
''A new voice, and one with which I am sure we will soon become familiar is that of Gianrico Carofiglio...'' Daily Mail

''Involuntary Witness is a stunner. Two things put this novel on a higher plane. Guerrieri is a wonderfully convincing character...'' The Times

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