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Temporary Perfections
by Gianrico Carofiglio

 Temporary Perfections

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UK: Sep 2011

It all began with an unusual assignment, a job better suited for Marlowe than for counsel for the defence Guido Guerrieri. Could he find new evidence to force the police to reopen their investigation about the disappearance of Manuela, the daughter of a rich couple living in Bari? The stories of Manuela's druggy university friends don't quite add up. Her best friend, Caterina, too beautiful and certainly too young for Guerrieri, is a temptation he doesn't need. While the investigation proceeds, Guido fights his loneliness by talking to the punching bag hanging in his living-room and by walking the streets of Bari late at night, often visiting a colourful bar owned by a former client and ex-prostitute. She somehow provides the clue that explains Manuela's disappearance.

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.

The Translator
Antony Shugaar is a well-known translator from the Italian. His recent work includes 'Sandokan' by Nanni Balestrini and 'Bandit Love' by Massimo Carlotto.

Other books in the series

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 978-1904738-07-7 Price: 8.99 and $13.95

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

Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio
ISBN: 9781904738527 Price: 7.99

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

Praise for Temporary Perfections
'A first-rate thriller, stylish, witty and suspenseful...' Kathy Reichs

'An elegant, informative tale, like a leisurely Italian dinner that unwinds gently through the evening to leave a pleasing aftertaste on the palate...' Crime Time

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