When Andrew -- a second-hand-book dealer -- comes across a pile of photographs from police archives, he decides to exhibit them. But then the gallery is raided the day before the opening, and the photos seized with surprising violence. It soon becomes clear that someone, somewhere, wants to keep the images hidden.
Who? Why? And who -- in a world where kidnap, subterfuge and even murder are the norm, and where no one is safe or above suspicion -- can Andrew turn to for help?
'A sophisticated literary thriller set on the seamier fringe of Rome's gay scene, a magnet for the lonely and displaced located a long way off the tourist trail' Guardian
‘Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn’ Hannah Tinti
‘Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer’ Beryl Bainbridge
‘A slow-burning, beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don’t see’ Daily Telegraph
Charles Lambert was born in Lichfield, the United Kingdom, in 1953. After going to eight different schools in the Midlands and Derbyshire, he won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge from 1972 to 1975. In 1976 he moved to Milan and, with brief interruptions in Ireland, Portugal and London, has lived and worked in Italy since then. Currently a university teacher, academic translator and freelance editor for international agencies, he now lives in Fondi, exactly halfway between Rome and Naples.
Charles Lambert, author of Little Monsters and Any Human Face, writes about his experiences as an expatriate author in Rome for the Context Travel website...
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