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Converging Parallels

Timothy Williams

ISBN: 9781616954604

Published: October, 2014

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Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. A dismembered body has been found in the river, and it’s up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with ...

Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. A dismembered body has been found in the river, and it’s up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughter—Trotti’s own goddaughter—has been kidnapped. In the wake of the high-profile kidnapping of Aldo Moro, president of Italy’s majority party, faith in law enforcement is at an all-time low, and it’s no surprise the distraught father isn’t willing to take this matter to the police.

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“You don't often get detectives as roundly and palpably portrayed as Trotti. ”
—Oxford Times
“In Converging Parallels, Timothy Williams combines a lament for a decaying society with a kidnapping case in a small, municipally proud, communist controlled Italian city ... a bright new talent. ”
—The Guardian
“Commissario Trotti is an inspired creation ... As well as being an accomplished thriller, the story casts a stark light on the political corruption which is rife in Italy. ”
—Sunday Times
“By far the best thriller to appear so far this year and I cannot truly see it being bettered ... The atmosphere is electric and the writing is stylish yet tense. ”
—Punch Magazine
“Trotti, whose patch is an unnamed small town in northern Italy, is dogged, cynical, and worries about his wife and anorexic daughter. But above all, he’s honest in a society and political system in which corruption flourishes.”
–The Sunday Times