Betrayal in Naples by Neil Griffiths
It may be the Neopolitan way, but I am not a Neopolitan. And something tells me I have made a very big mistake. . . Jim Wolf came to Naples looking for a weekend of relaxation and possibly a little romance. He didn't expect to meet Louisa, an ex-girlfriend from London. Even after ten years, Jim finds that there is still a powerful attraction. He didn't know that she was married to Alessandro, a Neapolitan judge who is currently presiding over a murder case involving leading members of the Camorra, Naples' mafia. He didn't intend, by visiting the trial, to raise the suspicions of the murderous crime lords. Jim's ordinary holiday is about to take a erotic, dangerous turn for the worse. In Naples, betrayal - of a friend, family and of oneself - is part of the way of life but sleeping with another man's wife is forbidden. Jim realizes that he needs to learn the unspoken ways of the city fast because he is becoming entangled in something he does not fully understand. To get what he wants he's going to have to risk everything, even his life. Shocking, complex, compelling - Betrayal in Naples is an assured and powerful debut.