When Colombian Arias Cuevas is caught trying to smuggle drugs through Venice airport, his fear isn't fuelled by the idea of prison. He's much more frightened of his aunt—it was her coke he took off with. The cops set up a sting to find out who was to be the recipient of the drugs, and art smuggler Nazzareno Corradi falls straight into the trap. But he's been set up. His lawyer hires "the Alligator," and his fixer, Max, to find out what's going on. Soon it becomes apparent why Cuevas was so afraid—the aunt, La Tia, has left a bloody trail in her wake, is now looking to do some business in Italy, and she's not about to let anybody get in her way.
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Massimo Carlotto was at the centre of one of the most controversial law cases in Italian history. In January 1976, Carlotto, at that time a member of a left-wing movement, accidentally came across a brutally stabbed body in his hometown. The police didn't believe him, and just before the appeal, his lawyer advised him to run. Betrayed finally in Mexico, Carlotto was captured and tortured, and sent back to Italy. Following trials, mistakes, and changes in the law, he was sentenced to prison, before being pardoned in 1993. His first book was an autobiography, but he then started writing a series in which the main character, the Alligator, is a former convict who becomes a detective, and, like Carlotto, has a thirst for truth and justice.From AudioFile:
Sean Barrett is first-rate in the first of Massimo Carlotto's "Alligator" series to be translated into English. Barrett's somber tones lure listeners into this gritty story of drug smuggling, murder, and police corruption. A Colombian mule is arrested in Venice with 800 grams of cocaine stashed in his stomach. When the police frame small-time art smuggler Nazzareno Corradi as his Italian contact, Corradi hires Private Investigator "Alligator" to prove his innocence. Barrett gives Alligator, a Calvados-drinking ex-blues singer and ex-con, a harsh, edgy attitude. As the P.I.'s even more unorthodox partners, an oddball genius and an ex-gangster, Barrett's performance highlights their indisputable criminal logic as they bend the rules and play dirty for the sake of "justice." S.J.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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