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Milan. Police inspector Enea Cristofori has been suspended, and that state of affairs doesn’t help his shaky emotional balance. The psychotherapy sessions he needs to comply with in order to go back to work are not improving his mood. Mortally tired of a patient who won’t collaborate, the psychologist he has seen dozens of times certifies he can return to his job. Now back at headquarters months later, Enea reunites with his friend and partner Gabrio Corso and Sara Sisti, the commissioner he’s secretly in love with. Against the backdrop of a city seeing a spike in domestic violence and attempted murders, the corpse of a woman is found in the Darsena.

After obtaining a degree in literature and working as a reporter for fifteen years, covering TV series, entertainment, local news, and briefly fashion and politics, Cristina Brondoni went back to school and got a new degree in applied criminology for investigation and security (Alma Mater Studiorum). Later, she got Master’s in forensic criminology at LIUC. Along with Le case dei serial killer (2022), Brondoni has published three other novels featuring Inspector Enea Cristofori: Voglio vederti soffrire (2019), L’appartamento dell’ultimo piano (2020), and L’inferno degli eletti.