Reasonable Doubts by Gianrico Carofiglio
Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli sentenced to sixteen years for smuggling drugs into Italy. Everything seems stacked against the appeal, not least the fact that Paolicelli initially confessed to the crime. Guerrieri's reluctance to take on the case is intensified by the fact that the accused is not unknown to him. Paolicelli was a notorious neo-Fascist thug. It is only the intervention of Paolicelli's beautiful half-Japanese wife Natsu that finally overcomes Guerrieri's reluctance. When he ends up in bed with her things get really interesting.