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A routine legal thriller; somewhat disappointing
on 8 September 2009
Counsel for the defence Guerrieri is asked handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, who has been found guilty of drug trafficking. He does not want to take on the job at first, as Paolicelli once beat him up as a kid and has a neofascict past. When he meets Paolicelli's beautiful half-Japanse wife, he decides to go ahead with it. It takes some "detectiving" to find out what happened and there's some good court-room finishing scenes. He sleeps with the defendant's wife a few times which seems kind of lazy by the author, given his ability to develop a good plot and interesting characters, demonstrated by "A Walk in the Dark".