Bandit Love

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Penguin, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
7 Reviews
Massimo Carlotto has been described as “the reigning king of Mediterranean noir” (Boston Phoenix), “more noir than even the toughest American noir” (Josh Bazell, author of Beat the Reaper), “about as gritty as they come” (The New York Times), and “the best living Italian crime writer” (Il Manifesto). Now, he gives his American readers his most memorable character yet: ex-con turned private investigator Marco Buratti, a.k.a The Alligator.
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Closing the door on a crime ridden past, Buratti plans to spend the rest of his days in the darkness of a seedy nightclub sipping Calvados and listening to the blues. But things don’t quite work out as he planned: though he may be through with his past, his past isn’t through with him. When his gangster friend, Beniamino Rossini’s girlfriend is kidnapped, Buratti is forced to investigate a case of international drug dealing. He will be thrown headfirst into the underworld he had struggled to escape. In the world of Massimo Carlotto’s fiction, new and old criminal organizations collide and innocent bystanders are as hard to find as straight cops.
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Marco “The Alligator” Buratti is not only one of the most fully realized characters in contemporary crime fiction but also the ideal vivisector of a world in which criminals hold all the cards.
 

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Review: Bandit Love (L'Alligatore #6)

User Review  - Jake Bialos - Goodreads

Really starting to LOVE this series… You will, too. If you like real down and dirty characterization. Moral Ambiguity. Exotic Locales. Damage... Read full review

Review: Bandit Love (L'Alligatore #6)

User Review  - Riccardo - Goodreads

fascinating story about a world that doesn't exist anymore. But who grew up in Italy in the 80's knows that it used to be like that and could not help to feel a touch of nostalgia. Read full review

Contents

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Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
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About the author (2010)

Massimo Carlotto's first book, an autobiographical novel entitled The Fugitive, deals with his time on the run in Latin America. Carlotto is one of the most important exponents of the Mediterranean Noir novel and has been called an Italian James Ellroy.

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