A Private Venus
A Duca Lamberti NoireBook - 2014
Milan, 1966. When Doctor Duca Lamberti is released from prison, at the end of his sentence for helping a sick older woman commit suicide, he has few options. He's lost his license to practice, and he has to support his sister who's raising a child alone. But his father had been a policeman, and that means Lamberti still has a connection on the force: Superintendent Luigi Carrua, who sets him up with a job. The job is a sensitive one: the son of a plastics millionaire is, at the age of twenty-two, an incurable alcoholic. Lamberti is meant to cure him. But he soon discovers that the young man is hiding a terrible secret, one that links him to the unsolved suicide of a woman in an industrial district of Milan several years before. And behind her death is a much, much larger secret--a pornography and prostitution ring that involves blackmail, kidnapping, and the heavy hand of the Mafia. The only way to expose it is to set up a sting operation with the help of a young woman Lamberti meets in his investigations--which means sending an innocent person into the lair of brutal killers. Lamberti must make his way through the Milanese underworld, carrying his desire for justice into a morally murky landscape, where one misstep could prove fatal.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville International Crime, 2014
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Language Note: Translated from the Italian