The Resource The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson

The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson

Label
The root of all evil
Title
The root of all evil
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
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Author
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Tripoli, 1960s. During the years in which post-colonial Libya fell prey to the sprawling greed of the West, Michele Balistreri suffered a succession of blows that would scar him for life. The death of his mother; the unspeakable horror that befell his best friend's family; his father's role in Gaddafi's ascent to power; and the innocent blood pact that would corrupt the course of his future. Rome, 1982. In the wake of a ruinous blunder, a ground-down Commissario Balistreri escapes his regrets through sex, alcohol and gambling. His sole responsibilities are now a stilted investigation into the death of a South American student, and a tiresome obligation - as a gratitude to the man who saved his career - to a rising television starlet needing protection from the pitfalls of fame. As the risks to this girl, Claudia Teodori, begin to rise along with her reputation, the sorrows of Balistreri's past also start to push back into his present. Both of their fates are inextricably linked - and this driven, obsessive young woman must help this damaged detective fight a foe that follows her and refuses to forget him
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
853.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Commissario Balistreri trilogy
Series volume
2
Target audience
adult
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
Label
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: Alle radici del male. Venice : Marsilio Editori, 2012
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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24 cm.
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Extent
676 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857389336
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Kotui multi-version record.
Other physical details
3 maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1265064
  • (OCoLC)892707031
  • (AuCNLKIN)000053490419

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