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Una donna normale

Una donna normale


A strong, exciting protagonist. An ordinary and yet extraordinary woman. A secret she cannot reveal even to her family.

Aba Abate is the mother of two teenagers and the wife of Paolo, a naturally optimist advertising man. Aba does everything in her power to keep her family united although this is not always easy. Almost never easy, actually, because of her job. Because Aba Abate is also Ice: a spy and not a harmless civil servant, as her family thinks. Aba runs a network of mosque infiltrators and learns from one of her informers of some terrible news and a pressing deadline: a week from now, a little boy, a suicide bomber, is coming to Italy. So Ice has to intervene in person, in the field, if she wants to intercept the young man before he leaves Libya. However, none of the plans implemented yield the hoped-for results, and Aba’s entire world – both personal and professional – seems to come crashing down…

Genre: Narrative

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Year of publication: 2020

Published in: MIlano

Number of pages: 480

Price: 19.90

ISBN: 9788830454507

Foreign rights manager: Viviana Vuscovich

Premi: Premio speciale Scerbanenco 2014 quale “migliore opera noir degli anni 2000”

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Una donna normale

Roberto Costantini

Roberto Costantini (Tripoli, 1952) is an engineer and management consultant who has worked for Italian and international companies in the field of plant design, and obtained a Master’s degree from Stanford. He is currently the head of Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome, where he teaches Business Administration. He is the author of Trilogia del Male (Marsilio) featuring protagonist Inspector Michele Balestrieri, a bestseller in Italy and already published in the US and main European countries.