Florence, October 1966. The rain is unceasing. When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigation. But then the flood comes. During the night of 4th November the swollen river Arno, already lapping the arches of the Ponte Vecchio, breaks its banks and overwhelms the city. Streets become rushing torrents, the force of the water sweeping away cars and trees, doors, shutters and all sorts of other detritus. While unimaginable tragedy strikes at the heart of Florence the mystery of the child's disappearance seems destined to go unsolved, but obstinate as ever, Bordelli is not prepared to give up.
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Marco Vichi was born in Florence in 1957. The author of twelve novels and two collections of short stories, he has also written screenplays, music lyrics and for radio, and collaborated on projects for humanitarian causes. You can find out more at www.marcovichi.itReview:
'A real find for anyone who likes their crime novels atmospheric, discursive, humorous and thought-provoking.' -- Guardian '[Italian] writers are justifiably growing in popularity here: Marco Vichi deserves to be among them ... [Bordelli] is stubborn, womanless, cynical and impatient, but strangely appealing.' -- Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Over the course of his police procedurals, Vichi shows us ever more secret and dark sides to an otherwise sunny and open city. But his happiest creation, in my opinion, remains the character of Inspector Bordelli, a disillusioned anti-hero who is difficult to forget.' -- Andrea Camilleri 'Three cheers for an absolute delight!' -- www.shotsmag.co.uk on DEATH IN AUGUST
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