Michele Giuttari is former head of the Florence Police Force (1995-2003), where he was responsible for re-opening the Monster of Florence case and jailing several key Mafia figures. He is now a special advisor to the interior minister in Rome, with a remit to monitor Mafia activity.
The leading Italian crime writer - The TimesNeat plotting, distinctively Italian characters and a good pace - Sunday TelegraphThe plot is intricately woven, with enough gasp-worthy twists to sustain a reader to the end - Financial TimesWhen you have a former cop who both knows procedure and can craft a suspenseful mystery with intriguing characters, you have something pretty rare. This is the case with Michele Giuttari - BooklistThis is Michele Giuttari back on top form. We have that sense of total authenticity that is the sine qua non of his best work - Good Book Guide