Aosta and Rome, double survey for Rocco Schiavone in the very active novel. A breathtaking noir from the perfect rhythm with a mechanism with a thousand gears that never loses a shot.
Antonio Manzini says that the novels of him imagines them, not simply as a series, but as the "chapters of a larger book" on the Vicequestore Rocco Schiavone. At each episode, while typically rummaging listless and watchful in the cold of Aosta, the Vice-de-Clarks with his Clarks also enters an unknown piece of him. So that the criminal case becomes an existential step. A psychological lunge within him wrapped in a police investigation.
In Pulvvis et Umbra two plots are held in parallel. Aosta is the corpse of a trans. In Rome, in a field towards the Pontina, two shepherd dogs sniff the corpse of a man carrying a written leaflet. The investigation on the first murder is lost by hugging against hidden identities and obscured existences. The second leaves a corpse that smells of past and revenge stories. In both Schiavone is placed in the middle of him. And just when the ghost of his wife marina begins to retreat, while Agent Caterina Rispi reveals a past that asks for tenderness and a solitary boy awakening unusual paternal feelings, when then the rough rind with which he protects himself is challenged by a bit of humanity Around, the investigations suspend him to fight against his shadows. He tries to grasp them and seems to be transformed into powder. The dust leaving every betrayal.