As a 15-year-old in New York, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way. Today, 23 years later, he is a homicide detective on the Naples police force, the toughest cop on the toughest beat in Europe. When Gian learns his teenage niece has gone missing in Manhattan, the two cities, the two worlds, are set to collide. As he dashes from the sun-drenched villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, the journey links old-world honor and modern-day danger. Paradise City is at once a crime novel and an exploration of Lorenzo Carcaterra's trademark themes: violence and innocence, love and revenge.
(From the author's website)
Original title: Paradise City
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ General