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Involuntary Witness

Book 1, Guido Guerrieri

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Description

A boy is found murdered in a well near a beach resort. A Senegalese peddler is accused in a hopeless case soaked in small town racism. The Italian judicial process revealed and an affectionate portrait of a deeply humane hero.

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 26, 2005 – A bestseller and winner of multiple awards in Italy, Carofiglio's debut should please fans of American-style courtroom thrillers. A murder case presents Guido Guerrieri, the archetypal burned-out defense lawyer, with a chance at redemption. A Senegalese peddler, Abdou Thiam, is arrested for killing a nine-year-old boy, whose body was found at the bottom of a well near a coastal resort in southern Italy. Even though the police have only circumstantial evidence against Thiam, he's advised to take a plea bargain that would allow him to get off with only 20 years in prison. Guerrieri becomes convinced that his new client is the victim of racism and is being used as a scapegoat. Defying conventional wisdom and putting his own career on the line as well as Thiam's fate, Guerrieri takes the case to trial. The result is a powerful indictment of the Italian justice system.

Customer Reviews

Involuntary Witness

I think the description is way off base. This is not a novel about small town racism. It is a novel about the limits of human memory and the intrinsic deficiencies in eyewitness testimony. It is also a reprise of the familiar down-and-out attorney-redeems-himself theme. It is well written and engaging, and I enjoyed reading it.

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Involuntary Witness
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Nov 01, 2005
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 340 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Guido Guerrieri
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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