Leone Scamarcio is an honest detective in the Rome police force, and has to fight to prove it as his background – the son of a deceased Mafioso – counts against him.

Sidelined with a seemingly minor case, Scamarcio uncovers depths of corruption in all levels of society and particularly among those who arrogantly call themselves ‘The Few’.

He finds that he might himself need to be unscrupulous to uncover the truth, or will his tainted blood win out over honesty and decency?

An exciting thriller with a real-world gritty background in modern-day Italy that is a great read.