The American

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Pub Date: 02/05/2019

Pages: 368

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Imprint: Scribe US

ISBN 13: 9781947534148

ISBN 10: 1947534149

Price: $15.95 / $20.99 CAN

Category: FICTION / Thrillers / General

The American

By Nadia Dalbuono

Price: $15.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

The second Leone Scamarcio thriller.

As autumn sets in, the queues outside the soup kitchens of Rome are lengthening, and the people are taking to the piazzas, increasingly frustrated by the deepening economic crisis.

When Detective Leone Scamarcio is called to an apparent suicide on the Ponte Sant’Angelo, a stone’s throw from Vatican City, the dead man's expensive suit suggests yet another businessman fallen on hard times. But Scamarcio is immediately troubled by similarities with the 1982 murder of Roberto Calvi, dubbed ‘God’s Banker’ because of his work for the Vatican Bank.

When, days later, a cardinal with links to the bank is killed, and the CIA send a couple of heavies to warn him off the case, Scamarcio knows he’s onto something big.

As disturbing connections between 9/11, America’s dirty wars, Vatican corruption, the Mafia,  and Italy’s violence against its own people begin to emerge in this tightly plotted mystery full of political intrigue, Scamarcio is forced to deal with responsibilities far above his pay grade.

About the Book

When the Church and State conspire, where do you turn?

Author

Nadia Dalbuono has spent the last eighteen years working as a documentary director and consultant for Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, and National Geographic in various countries. The Hit is the third book in the Leone Scamarcio series, following The Few and The American. She divides her time between the UK and northern Italy.

Awards

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger