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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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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....amazon.com
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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.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10395793
Cataloging source
FO7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
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Costantini, Roberto
Dewey number
853/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4903.O763
LC item number
A7813 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, N. S
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True
Series statement
Commissario Balistreri trilogy
Series volume
2
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  • Murder
  • Women television personalities
  • Italy
  • Libya
Target audience
adult
Label
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
610 pages
Isbn
9781623658816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933580608
  • (OCoLC)ocn933580608
  • 474594
Label
The root of all evil, Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
610 pages
Isbn
9781623658816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933580608
  • (OCoLC)ocn933580608
  • 474594

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