'[A] sprawling tale of personal and political corruption, expediency and revenge' Guardian.
'One of those rare novels that brings together the best elements of literature ... and a nonstop thriller that drives readers relentlessly from first page to last' Jeffery Deaver.
'Sprawling, violent and beset by a tortured morality, this is a compelling vision of modern Italy' Mail on Sunday.
'Utterly compelling' Peter May.
'Costantini pushes all the right buttons' Seven magazine.
'A remarkably dark thriller ... The author combines the plotting and pace of international crime with the poise and prowess of literary fiction, striating the narrative with topical political insight' ShotsMag.
'[A] passionate portrayal of a corrupt and criminal Italy, from seedy traffickers to the Vatican' The Times.
'An ambitious book in which the corruption of the state, the police, business and the remnants of the aristocracy [...] are implicated in an effort to relate individual experience to the condition of the nation' Times Literary Supplement.