“Carofiglio writes crisp, ironical novels that are as much love stories and philosophical treatises as they are legal thrillers.”—The New Yorker
“Guerrieri could have just gotten off an Alitalia flight from the land of Grisham or the Los Angeles of Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer. Sharp writing will keep readers turning the pages.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for the Guerrieri series:
“Involuntary Witness is a stunner.”—The Times
“Every character in Carofiglio’s fiction has a story to tell and they are always worth hearing. As the author himself is an anti-mafia prosecutor, this powerfully affecting series benefits from veracity as well as tight writing.”—Daily Mail
“Raises the standard for crime fiction. Carofiglio's deft touch has given us a story that is both literary and gritty—it speeds along like the best legal thrillers.”—Jeffery Deaver
Lawyer Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, sentenced to sixteen years for smuggling drugs into Italy. Everything seems stacked against the accused, not least because he initially confessed to the crime. His past as a neo-fascist thug also adds credence to the case against him. Only the intervention of Paolicelli’s beautiful half-Japanese wife finally overcomes Guerrieri’s reluctance. Matters get more complicated when Guerrieri ends up in bed with her.
Gianrico Carofiglio, born in 1961, is a judge and anti-Mafia prosecutor in the southern Italian city of Bari. Bitter Lemon Press introduced him to English-speaking readers with his best-selling debut novel, Involuntary Witness.