The mafia murders that stunned Italy - and the thrilling story of how the killers were brought to justice.
On 23 May 1992 the Mafia assassinated its 'Number One Enemy', the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the Mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards.
These two murders changed forever how Italy viewed the Mafia. Vendetta tells the inside story of the assassination plots and the investigation that followed. Follain reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers.
Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, Mafia supergrasses, survivors, relatives and friends, Vendetta recounts the events hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down.
About the Author
John Follain was born in 1966. He studied at Oxford before joining Reuters, for which he worked as a correspondent in Rome and Paris. His previous books include Death In Perugia, The Last Godfathers, which was translated into 10 languages, Mussolini's Island and the international bestseller Zoya'S Story. He was voted runner-up for the 2006 Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism, and nominated for the 2008 Magazine Journalism Awards for his interview with the Knox family.
Acclaim for DEATH IN PERUGIA: [.] A careful, factual account of the case from the very beginning, complete with exhaustive interviews with key players, assiduous explanation of the complex details of the case, and a good understanding of the Italian judicial process. [The Canberra Times]"This gripping, definitive inside amount of the Amanda Knox murder case by the Sunday Times' Italy reporter has kept at least twoMadison staffers in thrall (and up way past their bedtimes.)" [Madison Magazine]'A gripping read: a balanced, detailed account that allows the reader to respond to the central question: did they or didn't they?... It's hard to imagine there will be a better book on the subject.' [Tobias Jones, The Observer]'an excellent account of the tragedy and the very Italian drama that followed.' [Stephen Robinson, The Sunday Times - a Sunday Times 'MUST READ']
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.318