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by Morris West

A wealthy Italian industrialist calls upon a top intelligence agent to investigate the death of a general
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ISBN: 0340265876
ISBN13: 978-0340265871
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Morris West
Language: English
Publisher: Coronet; New Ed edition (1989)
Pages: 288 pages
ePUB size: 1375 kb
FB2 size: 1101 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 658
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West puts the reader in place - an uncomfortable place. West provides an amazing array of insightful details and essentially challenges readers to make their own moral judgments about the very complex characters and their moral rationalizations for their equally complex decisions. The reader may get angry, upset but unable to put the book down. Anyone pretending to know or fully understand the origins of the Israel - Palestine conundrum may be taken aback and even learn something they will never read, see or hear in the modern media. Again, Morris West's works are not for the weak of heart or lazy mind. For the reader who perseveres the rewards are rich and many.
Not often do we can across written works that help us understand the mentality and way of life of a people while churning out a beautiful story about individuals and the way their society work. So I appreciate Morris West's "The Salamander" for its insight into Italy and Italians. It is like "Disciples of Fortune" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Also, it is well-written, it flows smoothly and the characters come out real.
Memorable. All the attributes of a good plot ; well written, well researched and compelling reding.
Great Book!
Morris West's powerful novel is set in the tangle of Italian politics. Italy is a democracy that walks the tightrope between the extremists of the right and the left. Colonel Dante Matucci, of the Intelligence, fears the topple into totalitarian rule, as does the Salamander - the wealthy industrialist, Bruno Manzini.

The Salamander is the legendary beast that lives in fire - the symbol of survival. And Matucci has to decide how much to pay for his survival in face of a threatened coup; his life, his soul, his love for Lili Anders, one-time spy and now his mistress.

This is a novel of the intrigue, the violence, the passion that is Italy; the decisions are those that face us all at one time or another.

Read the complete book before you judge it. It will surprise you by the end. ENJOY!
I can't say anything of this book, or almost anything, in the first 20 pages you know who is the bad guy and the book keeps rounding and rounding 400 more pages until they finally discover him, I really don't recommend reading this book.
In this book the autor points out with love to the detail the italian mentality and differences between the powerful and the servers, the north and the south, the one who know and the those who execute commands. At a certain point the story itself starts to lack in credibility but the author never goes beyond.