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Involuntary Witness

Involuntary Witness

Author(s): Gianrico Carofiglio

Location(s): Bari

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

A nine-year-old boy is found murdered at the bottom of a well near a beach resort in southern Italy. In what looks like a hopeless case for Guido Guerrieri, counsel for the defense, a Senegalese peddler is accused of the crime. 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.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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