The author also writes screenplays and this is a book begging to be filmed for the fantastic car chase alone. Very Pulp Fiction but also very, very Italian - where else would the psychotic secret service agent be concerned to pass on his mother's recipes? Or the blackmailer be unable to pass on the chance of sex at a very dangerous moment? It's not all fun though - both facts are necessary to the plot - and the reader should be prepared for violence and also for the need to concentrate or lose the plot. A great example of euro crime noir.