The famed reserve of Turin's high society can conceal a vein of cruelty as discreet as it is vicious. The death of the well-known guitarist Amedeo Gravini on the stage of the Carignano Theatre gradually reveals of dense network of illicit relationships. A network intricately bound to business and politics, governed by those who plot behind a wholely respectable front.
In this, his first novel, Gregorio Fracchia astonished readers with a fast-paced, elaborate thriller played out against a musical background. Among the various characters, convincingly sketched through the device of different accents and registers, is a guitarist with the same name as the great musician from Andalusia Andrés Segovia; possibly a homage to the maestro from an author himself a guitar player; a fascinating Public Prosecutor and a tenacious inspector detailed to investigate the case. The hunt for the murderer leads through a labyrinth of changing perspectives, as original as they are unexpected, and concludes with a finale guaranteed to leave the reader, and the protagonists, gasping.