Black Run

Black Run

A Novel

Book - 2016 | First Harper paperback edition.
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Getting into serious trouble with the wrong people, deputy prefect of police Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a small, touristy alpine town far from his beloved Rome. The sophisticated and crotchety Roman despises mountains, snow, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. But he loves solving crimes. When a mangled body has been discovered on a ski run above Champoluc, Rocco immediately faces his first challenge--identifying the victim, a complex procedure complicated by his ignorance of the customs, dialect, and history of his new home. Proud and undaunted, Rocco makes his way among the ski runs, mountain huts, and aerial tramways, meeting ski instructors, Alpine guides, the hardworking, enigmatic folk of Aosta, and a few beautiful locals eager to give him a warm welcome. It won't be easy, this mountain life, especially with a corpse or two in the mix. But then there's nothing that makes Rocco feel more at home than an investigation.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2016.
Edition: First Harper paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062310057
Branch Call Number: MANZI
Characteristics: ix, 255 pages ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Pista nera. English

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Nov 09, 2019

Sorry, but my library has only four Manzini novels and now I’ve read them all. Antonio, get with it. Write me some more Rocco novels. This novel, like the others are very good to read. Rocco, the main protagonist, is a complex character. All gruff andtough hombre on the outside. But underneath this rugged exterior he is a man who has lost his wife to the gun. And although she has died, he has not really let her die. She comes to him in his quiet moments and they converse as though she were still here. Bittersweet. A novel, like his others, well worth reading.

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