Massimo Carlotto - Author

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Massimo Carlotto was at the centre of one of the most controversial law cases in Italian history. In January 1976, Carlotto, at that time a member of a left-wing movement, stumbled across a brutally stabbed body in his hometown. The police accused him of the murder, and just before the appeal, his lawyer advised him to run. Betrayed finally in Mexico, Carlotto was captured and tortured, and sent back to Italy. Following trials, mistakes, and changes in the law, he was sent to prison, before being pardoned in 1993. His first book was an autobiography, but he then started writing a series in which the main character, Alligator, is a former convict who becomes a detective, and, like Carlotto, has a thirst for truth and justice.

 

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For All The Gold In The World

For All The Gold In The World

Author: Massimo Carlotto Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Cocaine

Cocaine

Author: Massimo Carlotto, Gianrico Carofiglio, Giancarlo De Cataldo Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

In Carlotto's The Campagna Trail, Inspector Campagna uses an old friendship with notorious drug dealer Roby Pizzo in a Machiavellian attempt to keep the peace. But when an interfering new police chief demands Campagna bring down the Mafioso who heads PizzoaEURO (TM)s gang, Campagna must use every weapon he has to save his job aEURO and his life. Meanwhile in Carofiglio's The Speed of an Angel, a writer in crisis strikes up an unlikely friendship with a mysterious woman he meets in a quiet seaside cafA (c). As their conversations deepen, and their obsessions darken, their drug-fuelled relationship begins to spiral, in this haunting tale of damnation and redemption. Finally in De Cataldo's The White Powder Dance, the city police are put on the trail of a baby-faced new graduate in the Milanese banking sector. As the pursuit accelerates through back streets and skyscrapers, it becomes clear that there is more to organised crime than getting your hands dirty.

Cocaine

Cocaine

Author: Massimo Carlotto, Gianrico Carofiglio, Giancarlo De Cataldo Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

In Carlotto's The Campagna Trail, Inspector Campagna uses an old friendship with notorious drug dealer Roby Pizzo in a Machiavellian attempt to keep the peace. But when an interfering new police chief demands Campagna bring down the Mafioso who heads Pizzo's gang, Campagna must use every weapon he has to save his job - and his life. Meanwhile in Carofiglio's The Speed of the Angel, a writer in crisis strikes up an unlikely friendship with a mysterious woman he meets in a quiet seaside cafe. As their conversations deepen, and their obsessions darken, their drug-fuelled relationship begins to spiral, in this haunting tale of damnation and redemption. Finally in De Cataldo's The White Powder Dance, the city police are put on the trail of a baby-faced new graduate in the Milanese banking sector. As the pursuit accelerates through back streets and skyscrapers, it becomes clear that there is more to organised crime than getting your hands dirty.

The Colombian Mule

The Colombian Mule

Author: Massimo Carlotto Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

Bandit Love

Bandit Love

Author: Massimo Carlotto Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/10/2010

Death's Dark Abyss

Death's Dark Abyss

Author: Massimo Carlotto Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2007

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