The fourth book in Timothy Williams’ critically acclaimed Commissario Trotti series, originally published in the 1980s
Commissario Trotti of Italy’s Polizia di Stato is called to the scene of a brutal murder. Despite the badly disfigured face on the corpse, Trotti recognizes it as schoolteacher Rosanna Belloni, an old friend. His superiors warn him off the case, but Trotti is determined to hunt down the killer. First he must find Rosanna’s missing sister, a known drug addict. But the deeper he digs, the more questions he is forced to ask himself. Is a recent, unexplained suicide in the River Po connected with the murder? Where does the discovery of a car dredged up from the Delta fit in?
Faced with a seemingly unsolvable mystery, Trotti must also grapple with obstructive colleagues and the problems arising in his private life.
With its brilliantly realized Italian setting, subtle plot, and fine characterization, Black August is a must-have addition to Timothy Williams’ critically acclaimed Trotti series. Download and start listening now!