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Author Carlotto, Massimo, 1956-

Title The master of knots / Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M CARLOTTO,M    Lost and Paid
Description 179 pages ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series World noir
World noir.
Note Translation of: Il maestro di nodi.
Summary "Alligator -- former blues singer and ex-convict, now a private detective -- finds himself pulled into a dark and unsettling case that uncovers an Italy known to very few. When Helena Giraldi is abducted, her husband approaches Alligator and his friends for help. Helena and Mariano lead a secret double life involving Italy's clandestine S&M scene. But Mariano seems more worried about losing his job and reputation than about seeing his wife again. Rossini, the old-style gangster who watches Alligator's back, doesn't want to get involved: he has his own reputation to consider. Only Max is determined to find the woman and bring her to safety. As Alligator and Max begin to investigate, they uncover a secretive and dangerous world in which brutality, duplicity and passion go hand in hand. Behind Helena's abduction is a shadowy figure known as The Master of Knots -- who proves to be as powerful as he is psychotic. As more members of the underground scene start to disappear, Alligator and Max find themselves in a desperate race against time to reveal the true identity of The Master of Knots. Their search will lead them into a world where truth is an elusive concept, where no one is who they seem to be -- and where the line between pleasure and pain simply doesn't exist"--Publisher description.
Subject Kidnapping -- Italy -- Fiction.
Sadomasochists -- Italy -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Italy -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Noir fiction.
Added Author Woodall, Christopher, (Translator.
Added Title Maestro di nodi. English
ISBN 1609451805
9781609451806 : $15.00

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