The story takes place in Milan, Italy. Marcella Algani is married to American Jason Moffett. Her son Michele is convicted of killing his business partner Gianni Brambilla and is sentenced to a term at San Vittore prison. Marcella knows that he didn't kill Brambilla but there are no leads to who really did it or why. She is convinced that it is someone local, someone in their circle of friends and acquaintances. She decides to fake a stroke-like attack and pretend to be catatonic with the hope that someone will say something incriminating within earshot of her thinking that her mind is gone. The plot works and with the help of Michele's genius friend Alberto they find out that the company is being robbed and was discovered by Brambilla. They killed Brambilla to prevent him from exposing them. They also kill a detective Marcella hires to investigate. The criminals also try to kill Michele and Alberto to prevent being discovered. Thinking her mind is gone, her unexpected testimony in court helps convict the criminals.
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About the Author
Alan Wallach was born and raised in Brooklyn. He has a degree in chemistry. After a tour in the US Air Force as a meteorologist, he went to work for IBM as a programmer and back to school for graduate study in mathematics. He has been associated with computers for most of his business life in one form or another from programming to consulting, training, sales, management and ownership. He has been a technical writer, and for almost 15 years wrote a computer column for the Sunday Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield MA. In the early nineties, his Plain English Guide to Your PC was published and and right before the milennium, The Year 2000 Hoax was released, a book which debunked the doomsayers prediction of an economic collapse because of the Y2K bug. Alan is an accomplished classical pianist and considers music his first love. He is a basketball nut and still plays often in the early morning hours with a similar minded group of nuts. He and his wife have recently moved from the Berkshires in Massachusetts to New Jersey, in full view of the Manhattan skyline. He is now a full time writer working on a new novel and continuing his Kieran series of books for young readers.