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Involuntary Witness (Guido Guerrieri Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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A boy is found murdered in a well near a beach resort. A Senegalese peddler is accused in a hopeless case soaked in small town racism. The Italian judicial process revealed and an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.
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Involuntary Witness (Guido Guerrieri Series #1)

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Overview

A boy is found murdered in a well near a beach resort. A Senegalese peddler is accused in a hopeless case soaked in small town racism. The Italian judicial process revealed and an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904738756
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press, Ltd
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Guido Guerrieri Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 200,116
  • File size: 324 KB

Meet the Author

Gianrico Carofiglio
Carofiglio, born in 1961, is an anti-mafia judge in Southern Italy. He is responsible for important trials concerning organized crime, corruption and the traffic in human beings. Involuntary Witness was his first novel, now followed by two more bestsellers. A critically acclaimed translator, known for his translations of Italo Calvino, Claudio Magris and Marcello Fois.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2005

    incredible Italian legal thriller

    Criminal lawyer Guido Guerrieri hates his life starting with his work to defend criminals and ending in his personal life in which his wife has left him. He cannot sleep and eats poorly and forget about a social life as that is non existent. The unrelenting self imposed pressure takes it toll when the insomniac attorney suffers panic attacks and depression. --- When a nine year old boy is found raped, murdered and dumped at the bottom of a well in southern Italy, the police arrest a Senegalese nomadic peddler. Guido decides to serve as the defense counsel in what looks like a locked and shut case. As Guido works the system, he realizes he is battling more than just a murder rap. He finds almost everyone involved on the other side is not color blind as anti-immigration fervor has led to racism against the growing Africa expatriate population in the area. As his own paranoia and phobias grow, Guido still works on providing a reasonable defense for his client all odds even though he would bet on the opposition. --- Though the action is limited and sleuthing almost non existent, this incredible Italian legal thriller packs quite a wallop as Gianrico Carofiglio makes the case that racism by its nature destroys justice. The story line is character driven especially by the battle fatigued Guido. He is so mentally frail he is the last person one would expect to stand up for what is right especially on a murder case, which in turn takes its toll on the defense team meaning the beleaguered lawyer. INVOLUNTARY WITNESS is a terrific tale leading to fans wanting more translations from this awesome author. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Exceptional

    After only recently being introduced to Mr. Carofiglio, I can tell you his books are well written, with engaging characters. Involuntary witness is an excellent crime drama, that transports you to the beautiful east coast of Italy. You will not regret the journey.

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