A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a popular beach resort in southern Italy.
In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defence, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime.
Faced with small-town racism fuelled by the recent immigration from Africa, Guido attempts to exploit the esoteric workings of the Italian courts.
More than a perfectly paced legal thriller, this relentless suspense novel transcends the genre.
A powerful attack on racism, and a fascinating insight into the Italian judicial process, it is also an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 285 pages
- Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781904738527