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The Root of all Evil

(2014)
(The second book in the Commissario Balistreri Trilogy series)
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Tripoli, 1960s: During the years in which post-colonial Libya fell prey to the sprawling greed of the West, Michele Balistreri suffered a succession of blows that would scar him for life. The death of his mother; the unspeakable horror that befell his best friend's family; his father's role in Gaddafi's ascent to power; and the innocent blood pact that would corrupt the course of his future.

Rome, 1982: In the wake of a ruinous blunder, a ground-down Commissario Balistreri escapes his regrets through sex, alcohol, and gambling. His sole responsibilities are now a stilted investigation into the death of a South American student, and a tiresome obligation - as a gratitude to the man who saved his career - to a rising television starlet needing protection from the pitfalls of fame.

As the risks to this girl, Claudia Teodori, begin to rise along with her reputation, the sorrows of Balistreri's past also start to push back into his present. Both of their fates are inextricably linked - and this driven, obsessive young woman must help this damaged detective fight a foe that follows her and refuses to forget him.

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Root of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 1-62365-881-0 / 978-1-62365-881-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Root of All Evil (Commissario Balistreri Trilogy)
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 0-85738-933-5 / 978-0-85738-933-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Root of All Evil (Commissario Balistreri Trilogy)
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 0-85738-936-X / 978-0-85738-936-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Root Of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 1-62365-677-X / 978-1-62365-677-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Root of All Evil (Commissario Balistreri Trilogy)
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 0-85738-934-3 / 978-0-85738-934-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Root of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
ISBN: 1-4712-7718-6 / 978-1-4712-7718-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Root of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini, N S Thompson (translator)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Root of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini, N S Thompson (translator)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Root of All Evil
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Root of All Evil (Commissario Balistreri Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Roberto Costantini
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   



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