A Fine Line (Guido Guerrieri – 5) by Gianrico Carofiglio
(Excerpt from Goodreads) When Judge Larocca is accused of corruption, Guerrieri goes against his better instincts and takes the case. Helped by Annapaola Doria, a motorbike-riding bisexual private detective who keeps a baseball bat on hand for sticky situations, he discovers that the judge has links to the mafia. Larocca is blind to the immorality of his actions but Annapaola makes sure that justice is done, perhaps not in the most orthodox way. Of course Guerrieri cannot stop himself from falling for Annapaola’s exotic charms.
Guerrieri is a lawyer in Bari, Italy. He is asked to defend Judge Larocca, a president-elect of the court of Bari, on corruption charges. With the help of his girl-friend, private investigator Annapaola Doria, Guerrieri goes on the search through Larocca’s life and mafia connections.
This sounds like a simple story, but there is so much happening. Guerrieri is a quiet man in court but has a continuous stream of dialog that shows that there is much more to this man. He is very opinionated on the legal system. Annapaola was an interesting character. She is a strong, kick-ass woman that knows how to get things done.
I have not read the other books in this series but I didn’t have a problem figuring out what was going on. I think this is a really good story about how a lawyer sees the legal system. The writing is amazing although I do think it is a little heavy with legal terms.
Over all this is a good book and I think most people will like it.
I received A Fine Line for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.