For Pasquale Granato, being a baker was a mission, not a job. He could have earned much more by adapting to modern methods, but he preferred to stick to tradition, and people travelled from all over the city to buy his bread. Now he is dead: someone shot him. Did he see something he shouldn’t have, something involving organised crime?
The investigation is taken over by an ambitious deputy prosecutor, but Lojacono and the Bastards are convinced that what Pasquale witnessed had nothing to do with his death and have no intention to give up the case. A rivalry between the policeman and the magistrate is formed, one that, in the end, will extend to more than just their work lives.
Maurizio de Giovanni
Maurizio de Giovanni’s Commissario Ricciardi books are bestsellers across Europe, with sales of the series approaching 1 million copies. De Giovanni is also the author of the contemporary Neapolitan thriller, The Crocodile. He lives in Naples with his family.