For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend and talks his way into the Mafia. For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all the while climbing the N'Drangheta, finally befriending the Griffith Godfather, Antonio Romeo.
You really have to watch that blurb thing. When I saw this book, first thing on Saturday morning in the bookshop at the Crime & Justice Festival I have got to admit that the blurb didn't do it for me "I couldn't put it down - Great!" Mick Gatto. I mean, what on earth does Mick Gatto normally read - would our tastes even vaguely coincide?