by Wu Ming
The year: 1954, the height of the Cold War. The world is divided into East and West. In Naples, mafioso Lucky Luciano and his Mafia minions are busy fixing horse-races, and overseeing the creation of the global heroin trade.
In Hollywood, some members of Her Majesty's Secret Service have a dangerous mission for the supremely elegant actor Cary Grant. And in Bologna, Pierre Capponi, a lovelorn young barman, is about to embark on a painful odyssey in search of his missing father, one that will end up taking him half-way around the world. And bringing together all these strands and more is a missing television set, a McGuffin Electric, an appliance with a very special secret...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/04/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099472339
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Review by pgmcc
An excellent adventure interweaving fact and fiction. Really works, albeit with a bit of farce thrown in for good measure. It is an apt follow-on from the writing team's first book, "Q"