The Hit

The Hit

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4.1 (107 ratings by Goodreads)

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The investigation of a hit-and-run in Rome leads Detective Leone Scamarcio on a deadly journey to confront his Mafia past.

When Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate an apparent hit-and-run, it seems like a job for a traffic officer, not one of Rome's top detectives.

But when the victims are kidnapped on their way to the hospital, and Scamarcio discovers that they are the family of one of the country's top television executives, the infamous Micky Proietti, things start to get interesting. Everyone, it seems - from Premier League footballers to jilted starlets and even the Calabrian Mafia - has an axe to grind with Proietti.

As Scamarcio delves into the underbelly of Italian show business, he discovers a possible connection between this investigation and his own Mafia father's right-hand man. To solve the case he must travel home to Calabria, but can he finally banish the ghosts of the past?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 302g
  • Australia
  • English
  • ed
  • 9781925228960
  • 905,802

Review quote

'Brilliantly conceived ... A captivating yarn in every sense.' -- Jon Wise * Weekend Sport * 'A racy thriller.' -- Joseph Farrell * TLS * 'Dalbuono has an intimate knowledge and understanding of Italy, its criminal underbelly and the often twisted and corrupted state that functions on the back of its relationship with the Mafia ... A fresh voice in a well-trodden field ... This is Euro-noir of the highest order.' * New Books * '[A] fast-moving and complicated story ... difficult to put down once started.' * Crime Review * 'Detective Leone Scamarcio ... is a compelling character wryly navigating his way through Italy's criminal underbelly, its corrupt government, and the dark corners of the human heart ... Suggested for most European-noir collections.' -- Jane Murphy * Booklist Online *
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About Nadia Dalbuono

Nadia Dalbuono has spent the last eighteen years working as a documentary director and consultant for Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, and National Geographic in various countries. The Devil is the fifth book in the Leone Scamarcio series, following The Few, The American, The Hit, and The Extremist. She divides her time between the UK and northern Italy.
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4.1 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (42)
3 20% (21)
2 4% (4)
1 0% (0)
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