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Publisher: Marsilio Editori

Format: hardcover

Alle radici del male

After the success of Tu sei il male, the Commissioner Balistreri’s saga continues with the second chapter of the Trilogia del Male by Roberto Costantini.

Tripoli in the Sixties. Mike Balistreri’s exhuberant and rebellious teenage years are turbulent like the ghibli wind blowing from the desert. In postcolonial Lybia, prey to the Western World interests because of its oil fields, Mike’s early years are marked by the death of his mother Italia and by that of little Nadia; by two unrequited love stories, one of which immaculate and pure, the other full of anger and lust; by the involvement in a conspiracy against Khaddafi and by a blood tie that will leave a deep scar in the flesh and the soul of both him and his three best friends’ lives.

Rome, September 1982. Back from the catastrophic failure of the Sordi case, the young Commissioner Balistreri stupefies himself nightly with alcohol, poker and sex. In the daytime he indolently investigates on the death of Anita, a Southamerican female student murdered soon after her arrival in town. As an act of gratitude towards the person who saved his career, he’s also forced to look after Claudia Teodori, a roughneck starlette only just starting her bright ascent in the early days of private TV.

RC was born in Tripoli, Lybia, in 1952. An engineer and business consultant, he’s a manager of LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome where he teaches at the Business administration master. Tu sei il male, the first chapter of the Michele Balistreri’s trilogy is his first novel. It’s a thriller that became an international editorial case before even being published. The rights for film adaptation have been optioned, and it’s being translated in all major European languages.

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