A frustrated publisher receives a mysterious angst-ridden manuscript: 'a friend' must send it in installments; its contents would put the author in danger.
As he pieces together the story, he learns that the author is the wife of one of the two Martelli brothers - gangsters who dominate a small town in the Brazilian interior.
Surely her dark outpourings are a cry for help? One by one, he dispatches his motley collection of friends to Frondosa - a town totally obsessed with five-a-side football - to investigate and to bring her to safety.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780857051127