Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness

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by Gianrico Carofiglio
     
 

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In southern Italy defense attorney Guido Guerrieri represents a Senegalese immigrant accused of murdering a nine-year-old boy.
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In southern Italy defense attorney Guido Guerrieri represents a Senegalese immigrant accused of murdering a nine-year-old boy.

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Publishers Weekly
A bestseller and winner of multiple awards in Italy, Carofiglio's debut should please fans of American-style courtroom thrillers. A murder case presents Guido Guerrieri, the archetypal burned-out defense lawyer, with a chance at redemption. A Senegalese peddler, Abdou Thiam, is arrested for killing a nine-year-old boy, whose body was found at the bottom of a well near a coastal resort in southern Italy. Even though the police have only circumstantial evidence against Thiam, he's advised to take a plea bargain that would allow him to get off with only 20 years in prison. Guerrieri becomes convinced that his new client is the victim of racism and is being used as a scapegoat. Defying conventional wisdom and putting his own career on the line as well as Thiam's fate, Guerrieri takes the case to trial. The result is a powerful indictment of the Italian justice system. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904738527
Publisher:
Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Series:
Guido Guerrieri
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
502,017
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Author: Gianrico Carofiglio was an anti-Mafia prosecutor in Bari, a port on the coast of Puglia, for many years and is now a member of the Italian Senate. He has sold over 2.5 million books and Involuntary Witness is in its 49th edition in Italy.

Translator: Patrick Creagh is a well-known translator from the Italian and lives near Florence in Italy.

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