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A Florentine Death

By Michele Giuttari

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| Paperback | 9780349120065

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Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara knows that the beautiful surface of his adopted city, Florence, hides dark undercurrents. When called in to investigate a series of brutal and apparently random murders, his intuition is confirmed. Distrusted by h Continue

Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara knows that the beautiful surface of his adopted city, Florence, hides dark undercurrents. When called in to investigate a series of brutal and apparently random murders, his intuition is confirmed. Distrusted by his superiors and pilloried by the media, Ferrara finds time running out as the questions pile up. Is there a connection between the murders and the threatening letters he has received? Are his old enemies, the Calabrian Mafia, involved? And what part is played by a beautiful young woman facing a heart-rending decision, a priest troubled by a secret from his past, and an American journalist fascinated by the darker side of life? Ferrara confronts the murky underbelly of Florence in an investigation that will put not only his career but also his life on the line.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    This is my first fictional crime novel so I can't really compare. Although I read it quite quickly (maybe because I was sick in bed!) it felt as if it lacked something.
    Something that maybe gave it a bit of depth, credibility, something that mad ...(continue)

    This is my first fictional crime novel so I can't really compare. Although I read it quite quickly (maybe because I was sick in bed!) it felt as if it lacked something.
    Something that maybe gave it a bit of depth, credibility, something that made the book not only to try to look but also really feel unique.
    Something that made it worth reading and savouring.
    Most of the things written seem the usual stuff one expects from a mediocre layman to conjure after watching too much the Italian 8 o'clock evening news and the famous Porta Porta television show!

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    Acquafortis said on Mar 21, 2009 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    I had an impression that it was a good read so I bought it. The reader reviews on Amazon.co.uk were not kind to the book and most of them criticized how dull the conversations are. Then I felt they were harsh comments. But now after I read part 1 ...(continue)

    I had an impression that it was a good read so I bought it. The reader reviews on Amazon.co.uk were not kind to the book and most of them criticized how dull the conversations are. Then I felt they were harsh comments. But now after I read part 1 I changed my mind.

    The writer was in police force before, therefore the conversations may be too 'down to the earth' and lacking imagination (or drama). I got bored after 70 pages.

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    orangezoo said on Sep 25, 2008 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 368 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0349120064
  • ISBN-13: 9780349120065
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publish date: 2008-03-06
  • Dimensions: 148 mm x 812 mm x 1,270 mm
  • Also available as: Softcover , Others , eBook
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