Biagio Mazzeo is the Chief Inspector of the Narcotics Division in a wealthy Northern Italian city known to cops and criminals alike as “The Jungle,” where gangs of vicious Mafiosi from Southern Italy and from around the world control politics, the building sector, and the flourishing drugs and prostitution industries. Chief Inspector Biagio Mazzeo is also as crooked as they come. He leads a group of corrupt cops known as The Panthers, who, through an intricate system of shakedowns and intimidation, surreptitiously control the drug trade in The Jungle. But now Mazzeo has been caught. He and his “family” of Panthers have gone too far and it’s landed him in jail. But an ambitious special agent from the National Crime Bureau, the ruthless and beautiful Irene Piscitelli, is willing to cut him a deal, one that will get him and the Panthers off the hook. All Mazzeo has to do is stop a mafia war of epic proportions that is about to explode. It is a suicide mission— Special Agent Piscitelli and Biagio Mazzeo both know it. But Mazzeo, a father figure to the gang of corrupt policemen he leads, would do anything to save them.
In a gripping crescendo of violence, vendettas, and deep corruption, Biagio Mazzeo has to come to terms with his past mistakes while weaving a cunning plot that will save the lives of some of his men, and maybe even his own.
The Night of the Panthers is an action filled police drama that will have readers’ pulses racing.
Piergiorgio Pulixi was born in Cagliari, Sardinia, in 1982. He is a member of Sabot, an experiment in collective crime fiction writing created by Massimo Carlotto, Italy’s preeminent author of crime fiction. He lives in London.