The Colombian Mule

byMASSIMO CARLOTTOTranslated byChristopher Woodall

September 13, 2013|
The Colombian Mule by MASSIMO CARLOTTO
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“Think The Sopranos meets Goodfellas—without the Americanized gloss . . . [A] not-for-the-faint-hearted novel by an Italian master” (Reading Matters).

InThe Colombian Mule, the author called “the reigning king of Mediterranean noir” (The Boston Phoenix) and “the best living Italian crime writer” (Il Manifesto) brings to riveting life the story of Arías Cuevas, who sets in motion a chain of bloody events when police catch him trying to carry a shipment of La Tía’s cocaine into Italy. The intended recipient of the coke appears to have been art smuggler Nazzareno Corradi. But Corradi has been set up. He hires a PI known as “the Alligator” to get him out of the mess he’s in. Meanwhile, La Tía, a notoriously ruthless figure in the Colombian drug trade, is determined to move her operation to Italy, where cocaine has become all the rage among the professional classes. There’s only one thing standing in her way: the Alligator. The Alligator, an ex-con-turned-investigator, and his two companions, former underworld heavy Beniamino Rossini and Max the Memory, are among Massimo Carlotto’s most vivid noir creations. Together, the three men will wade deep into a criminal world of few scruples, testing their own strict and specific moral code along the way.

“The morally ambiguous tone makes this an intriguing read, and the suspense is well maintained.”—Manchester Evening News

“A fascinating glimpse into Italian culture and justice system. It’s sparely written and though quite short, there’s a lot of action . . . dark and gritty.”—Euro Crime “[A] brilliant book.”—The Friendly Shelf

Massimo Carlotto was born in Padua, Italy. In addition to the many titles in his extremely popular Alligator series, he is also the author of The Fugitive, Death''s Dark Abyss, Poisonville, Bandit Love, and At the End of a Dull Day . One of Italy''s most popular authors and a major exponent of the Mediterranean Noir novel, C...
Title:The Colombian Mule
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.24 X 5.33 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.24 X 5.33 X 0.55 in
Published:September 13, 2013
Publisher:Europa Editions
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609451356

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