Night Bus

Night Bus

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“An ironic and relentless thriller. A chase that won’t let you catch your breath until the last page.”—Carlo Lucarelli, author of Day after Day

“A perfect blend of a fast-paced chase film with biting satire; pot-shots taken at politicians, the secret service, the police, the idle and less idle rich, and other urban low-lifers. Let war begin.”—La Republica

“Inspired by the hard-core writing of Elmore Leonard and Donald E. Westlake. Rigosi takes things a step further with a gift for drawing relevant and unforgettable characters.”—Il Manifesto

Leila is young, beautiful and a hustler. She robs hapless men picked up in the night clubs of Bologna. Easy money, until she ends up with a document at the center of a plot of political blackmail. In an atmosphere of intense paranoia two secret service operatives, a goon hired by the blackmailer and the police all pursue Leila for the document and a suitcase full of dollars meant to be the pay-off. She joins forces with Francesco, a bus driver and gambling addict on the run from the Bear, a terrifying debt collector. Suitcases and blackmail notes change hands at a frenetic pace against a background of torture and murder.

Production of the film of Night Bus began in October 2005.

Giampiero Rigosi, born in 1962, lives and works in Bologna. He is an acclaimed literary critic, short-story and song writer as well as a producer of radio programs on mystery literature. Night Bus is his first crime novel.


Savagely funny crime adventure with an Italian twist.


Gardners
Leila is young, beautiful and a hustler who robs hapless men picked up in trendy nightclubs of Bologna. It's easy money, until she ends up with a document at the centre of a carefully crafted plot of political blackmail. She is now pursued by two secret service operatives, a goon hired by the blackmailer and the police, in this crime adventure.

Blackwell North Amer
Leila is young, beautiful and a hustler. She robs hapless men picked up in the night clubs of Bologna. Easy money, until she ends up with a document at the centre of a plot of political blackmail. In an atmosphere of intense paranoia two secret service operatives, a goon hired by the blackmailer and the police all pursue Leila for the document and a suitcase full of dollars meant to be the pay-off. She joins forces with Francesco, a bus driver and gambling addict on the run from the Bear, a terrifying debt collector. Suitcases and blackmail notes change hands at a frenetic pace against a background of torture and murder.

Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon, 2006
ISBN: 9781904738114
1904738117
Characteristics: 348 p. ; 20 cm

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Jan 10, 2012

The author has written a number of books but this is his only crime book and it’s a very good one; it starts slow with a confusing array of characters none of which is clearly drawn, but then it gets going and is a wonderful read; it's often droll and thoroughly charming; it was hard to put it down; an excellent read; thoroughly recommended.

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