The Cold Summer
Translated by Howard Curtis
"Hard-hitting, morally complex, and highly entertaining. A fascinating look at the Italian mafia, and the police who battled them, in the early 1990s." Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing
The summer of 1992 is a cold one in southern Italy.The chilling Mafia violence currently sweeping Sicily has spread to Puglia, much to the consternation of Pietro Fenoglio, a local officer of the Carabinieri.
Fenoglio, recently jilted by his wife, must simultaneously deal with his personal crisis and the gang wars raging around Bari. The case is stalled until a Mafia member, suspected of killing the son of a rival mobster, decides to collaborate.
The brutal killings are stopped but the mystery of the boy’s murder must still be solved, leading Fenoglio into a world of deep moral ambiguity, where the investigators are hard to distinguish from the investigated.
Inspired by a true story, The Cold Summer is Carofiglio’s most hard hitting novel yet.
Praise for Gianrico Carofiglio:
“The author occupies a niche similar to Erle Stanley Gardner and John Grisham.” Times Literary Supplement
“As exacting and contemplative as any crime writer I can think of.” Washington Post
“Every character in Carifiglio’s fiction has a story to tell and they are always worth hearing.” Daily Mail