Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles, where friendship and loyalty mean everything. As adults, Ugo and Manu are drawn into the city's criminal underworld, and when both men are murdered it is left to Detective Fabio Montale to avenge their deaths. A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living, Montale turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands.
About the Author
Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles in 1945. Best known for the Marseilles trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea), Izzo is also the author of The Lost Sailors, and A Sun for the Dying. Izzo is widely credited with being the founder of the modern Mediterranean noir movement. He died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.