Who tried to kill Lino Wang, the Hong-Kong tycoon, now the largest textile dealer in Naples?
A French journalist leads an investigation about the ominous infiltration, by Chinese triads, of a territory so far controlled by the Camorra. He discovers the secret face of Naples, of a city that Europe has abandoned to the cult of misery and God’s will. The hero crosses the path of a mysterious woman in search of a different life. Together, they plunge into the accursed town’s darkest recesses.
After Jerusalem (Balagan, 2003), Alexandra Schwartzbrod takes us to Naples, where, far away from tourist clichés, a bloody war between mafia gangs started again several months ago. This is a sensual and violent journey through the streets of a city that continues to attract writers as well as tourists from all over the world.
Alexandra Schwartzbrod is a journalist for Libération. In 2003, she published Balagan, which was awarded the polar SNCF prize. La Cuve du Diable is her fourth novel.