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The Resource The master of knots, Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall

The master of knots, Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall

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The master of knots
Title
The master of knots
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Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Alligator -- former blues singer and ex-convict, now a private detective -- finds himself pulled into a dark and unsettling case that uncovers an Italy known to very few. When Helena Giraldi is abducted, her husband approaches Alligator and his friends for help. Helena and Mariano lead a secret double life involving Italy's clandestine S&M scene. But Mariano seems more worried about losing his job and reputation than about seeing his wife again. Rossini, the old-style gangster who watches Alligator's back, doesn't want to get involved: he has his own reputation to consider. Only Max is determined to find the woman and bring her to safety. As Alligator and Max begin to investigate, they uncover a secretive and dangerous world in which brutality, duplicity and passion go hand in hand. Behind Helena's abduction is a shadowy figure known as The Master of Knots -- who proves to be as powerful as he is psychotic. As more members of the underground scene start to disappear, Alligator and Max find themselves in a desperate race against time to reveal the true identity of The Master of Knots. Their search will lead them into a world where truth is an elusive concept, where no one is who they seem to be -- and where the line between pleasure and pain simply doesn't exist
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Alligator—ex-convict turned private detective—finds himself pulled into a disturbing case involving an Italy known to few. Helena and Mariano Giraldi lead a secret double life in Italy's clandestine S&M scene. When Helena is abducted, her husband approaches Alligator for help. But Mariano seems more worried about losing his reputation than seeing his wife again. As Alligator investigates, he uncovers a world in which brutality, treachery, and passion go hand in hand. Behind Helena's abduction is a shadowy figure known as The Master of Knots—who proves to be as powerful as he is psychotic. As more members of the S&M underground disappear, Alligator races desperately against time to find his true identity
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10040361
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1956-
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Carlotto, Massimo
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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Woodall, Christopher
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True
Series statement
World noir
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  • Kidnapping
  • Sadomasochism
  • Private investigators
Target audience
adult
Label
The master of knots, Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il maestro di nodi
Control code
000052681158
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609451806
System control number
(OCoLC)873097981
Label
The master of knots, Massimo Carlotto ; translated from the Italian by Christopher Woodall
Publication
Note
Translation of: Il maestro di nodi
Control code
000052681158
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609451806
System control number
(OCoLC)873097981

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