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The Second Life of Inspector Canessa (Walter Presents) (Paperback)
Family secrets, terrorist plots and the return of a legendary cop: a ferociously paced noir thriller from one of Italy's top crime writers, and the second book in Pushkin Press's collaboration with Walter Presents
Annibale Canessa didn't want to go back to his old life. When everything went wrong in 1984, he traded his brutal, exciting career in the Carabinieri for paradise in San Fruttuoso. He started swimming in the bay at dawn and helping his elderly aunt run a small restaurant. His life was calm.
But some shattering news pulls him back in - his estranged brother has been found dead; lying beside him, the body of an ex-terrorist, a man Canessa himself caught. Back in Milan, Canessa must pursue old connections and unsolved crimes, which draw him ever deeper into the underworld he thought he'd left behind...
About the Author
Roberto Perrone was born in Rapallo and lives in Milan. As journalist he has written extensively about food, travel and sports. He is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, most famously his crime series featuring Annibale Canessa.
"Cutting deep into the dark underbelly of sunny Milan, Perrone’s pacy and intelligent novel charts the ordeals of an ex Carabiniere pulled back into the world of terrorism, deception and corruption by his estranged brother’s murder." -- Waterstones
"[A] choice Italian noir, set in the Mafia wars and the Red Brigades in the Seventies and Eighties." -- Evening Standard
"The best noir yet on the years of terror in Italy." -- Corriere della Serra
"So rich in tones that I'd love to read it again." -- Amica