Equal Danger by Leonardo Sciascia
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Set in Italy

CRIMNI - Italian Noir


Paul Adam
 Unhold Trinity
Oliver Banks
 The Caravaggio Obsession
Tonino Benacquista
 Holy Smoke
Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
 The Sunday Woman
Marcello Fois
 The Advocate
Leslie Forbes
 Waking Raphael
Luca di Fulvio
 The Mannequin Man
Carlo Emilio Gadda
 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
Giuseppe Genna
 In the Name of Ishmael
Kelly Jones
 The Lost Madonna
Amara Lakhous
 Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Dacia Maraini
William D. Montalbano
Magdalen Nabb
  & Paolo Vagheggi
 The Prosecutor
Ottavio Cappellani
 Who Is Lou Sciortino?
 Sicilian Tragedee
Ben Pastor
 Liar Moon
Alessandro Perissinotto
 Blood Sisters
Ellis Peters
 Holiday with Violence
Juan Manuel de Prada
 The Tempest
Giampiero Rigosi
 Night Bus
Giorgio Scerbanenco
 Duca and the Milan Murders
Leonardo Sciascia
 A Man's Blessing
 Equal Danger
 The Day of the Owl
T.C. Van Adler
 St. Agatha's Breast


Set in Sicily

Out of Print

Leonardo Sciascia

Equal Danger

(Translated from the Italian by Adrienne Foulke)

JACKET NOTES:  The first man to die was District Attorney Varga, who was conducting the prosecution in the Reis trial. He died with a sprig of jasmine clasped in his hand.
The next man to die was a judge named Sanza, shot through the heart, in Ales, a town about sixty miles away from where Varga had been killed.
The Minister for National Security had assigned Inspector Rogas to investigate the murders. Rogas was an exceptional investigator-his head worked well, and his head told him there would be a third murder, and that it would be the murder that would provide the clue he'd need to solve them all.
He was at least partially right-the highest ranking magistrate in the town of Chiro, Judge Azar, was the next victim.
This is a novel that explores many things, including the codes of justice and the power that taints and destroys courts and governments. It is a complex, ironic novel, and a most important one.
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