The year of the assassination of Judge Falcone

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Knowing your subject intimately is an undeniable asset for a thriller writer. And if in addition to being an expert, he is a very good writer, it is a treat. Born in 1961 in Bari, magistrate and politician, Gianrico Carofiglio worked as a prosecutor and as an adviser to the Anti-Mafia Committee in the Italian Parliament. He was also a senator between 2008 and 2013. At the same time, he published several novels.

Cold summer, which has just been translated into French, revolves around the character of Pietro Fenoglio, marshal of the gendarmerie in Bari. Through interrogations and investigations, he reveals both the functioning of the Mafia and that of justice and the police with, in the background, the terrible attacks against judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who wept the Italy in the early 1990s.