After witnessing a clan killing, Sebastiano Cangio flees to London, abandoning his doctoral studies. He is lured back to his beloved Italy by the offer of a job as a ranger in idyllic Umbria.
When the ’Ndrangheta hit man, Corrado Formisano, puts several bullets into disloyal drug dealer Andrea Bonnani, a war is about to begin...
As recently re-elected mayor Maurizio Truini prepares to double-cross his ’Ndrangheta business partners, Cangio finds himself in the middle with little certainty about whom to trust.
“This series kickoff by the author of the Hanno Stiffeniis historical mysteries (Unholy Awakening, 2010, etc.) features some deliciously dry humour and a lively, tough-minded plot.” Kirkus Reviews.
CRY WOLF is the first in a new series.
First published by Severn House (UK, 2014, USA, 2015)
What the critics say...
BOOKLIST (starred review): “Outstanding writing, a suspenseful and terrifying plot, and enough twists to keep even the most seasoned reader guessing. A terrific read that belongs in all mystery collections.”
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “This strong first in a new thriller series effectively captures the grisly incongruities of mob relationships and the hypocrisies of Italian marriage in a stark tale of violent murder and rampant political corruption.”