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1978 Commissario Piero Trotti, a senior investigator in a northern Italy provincial area near the River Po is faced with a dismembered body to identify and the kidnapping of his goddaughter to solve In the time after the Aldo Moro kidnapping, the girl s father, an old friend, does not want to take the case directly to the police The front cover caught my eye immediately Nothing like superb cover design to sell a book I did not start reading this book on 9 Nov I just put it in GR on that day 1978 Commissario Piero Trotti, a senior investigator in a northern Italy provincial area near the River Po is faced with a dismembered body to identify and the kidnapping of his goddaughter to solve In the time after the Aldo Moro kidnapping, the girl s father, an old friend, does not want to take the case directly to the police The front cover caught my eye immediately Nothing like superb cover design to sell a book I did not start reading this book on 9 Nov I just put it in GR on that day Read in chunks and finished on Christmas Eve More than a 3 and maybe even 3 1 2 It s a very thoughtful main character A man caught between changes in Italian politics and life after the years of Fascist rule and the cultural changes of the 70s The Red Brigades added to the Mafia power create problems for normalcy of any kind Commissario Trotti is a very deep and thoughtful officer trying to assure justice for everyone Lots to think about once you close the covers Set in 1978 Italy with the Moro kidnapping as the backdrop, Commissaro Trotti has a kidnapping and murder in his own city that he must solve I do not know how he made the connections because I never would have but he manages to solve them This book sets up Trotti s life and world It pulls in the politics of Italy and the police He s an interesting man, very low keyed He gets angry but it s when he should I hope to readin this series to see how his world expands or contracts based on Set in 1978 Italy with the Moro kidnapping as the backdrop, Commissaro Trotti has a kidnapping and murder in his own city that he must solve I do not know how he made the connections because I never would have but he manages to solve them This book sets up Trotti s life and world It pulls in the politics of Italy and the police He s an interesting man, very low keyed He gets angry but it s when he should I hope to readin this series to see how his world expands or contracts based on what his fellow characters are telling him Well written police novel set in the 80s in Florence, during the time of the kidnapping of Aldo Moro and the Brigate Rosse Red Brigades.After reading this book and three books by Marco Vichy I get the impression that all Italian Police officers drink at work or at least they used to in the past.Trotti takes a little sip of grappa from the bottle in his drawer every now and than.Liked the book but for now tend to like the Bordelli novelsBut will read the next book because I want to kn Well written police novel set in the 80s in Florence, during the time of the kidnapping of Aldo Moro and the Brigate Rosse Red Brigades.After reading this book and three books by Marco Vichy I get the impression that all Italian Police officers drink at work or at least they used to in the past.Trotti takes a little sip of grappa from the bottle in his drawer every now and than.Liked the book but for now tend to like the Bordelli novelsBut will read the next book because I want to know how his personal relationships develop A surprise Very well written, highly enjoyable, Italian police procedural set against the 1979 kidnapping and execution of Aldo Moro If you think Donna Leon does Italian corruption well, try this The first Commissario Trotti installment, the last honest man in Italy Includes some long, political moral monologues which I found interesting, if not thought provoking Not a page turning thriller, but nevertheless engaging A little hard to find in my local libraries, but discovered this one d A surprise Very well written, highly enjoyable, Italian police procedural set against the 1979 kidnapping and execution of Aldo Moro If you think Donna Leon does Italian corruption well, try this The first Commissario Trotti installment, the last honest man in Italy Includes some long, political moral monologues which I found interesting, if not thought provoking Not a page turning thriller, but nevertheless engaging A little hard to find in my local libraries, but discovered this one deep down ins Kindle bookstore Well worth the search, and the read A great introduction to Italy of the 70s and 80s Could have been a better plot for sure Loved it for the Italian vibe, the crime not so much. Another book club selection that did not move me Perhaps I do not have interest in Italian politics of the late 70s There are too many plot twists Nothing seemed plausible to me And the political polemics seemappropriate to another novel Since we know there are five books, I found the ending unnecessarily misleading It seemed like a real ending of Triotti s career I have no interest in readingabout him and the convoluted city he tries to police. Very slow moving Hard to keep characters straight Not sure what the significance of the political climate in Italy was insofar as the backdrop Another horrible library book club selection. &Download Ebook ⇮ Converging Parallels ☝ A small town kidnapping presents a major problem for Commissario Trotti and draws us into CWA Award winner Timothy Williams debut, set against the rich backdrop of a provincial Italian cityNorthern Italy,Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve A dismembered body has been found in the river, and it s up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea his six year old daughter Trotti s own goddaughter has been kidnapped In the wake of the high profile kidnapping of Aldo Moro, president of Italy s majority party, faith in law enforcement is at an all time low, and it s no surprise the distraught father isn t willing to take this matter to the police Well written, good plot development. Literary political intrigue