Neil Griffith's Betrayal in Naples is a stylish and erotic literary thriller that will appeal to fans of Graham Greene.
'An edgy romance and an excellent study in paranoia' Daily Telegraph
Jim Wolf is abandoned in a Naples back street by a taxi driver. This is not what he came to the city for. But he's soon found by Louisa - an ex-lover never quite forgotten - now married to a charismatic Neapolitan judge. The three become close friends, and it's not long before Jim is closely involved in a high profile-mafia trial and once again irresistibly tempted by Louisa. Jim is soon out of his depth, seduced by both the beauty and danger of this mysterious city, where betrayal - of a lover, of a friend, of oneself - is part of the way of life, and where, if you break the unspoken codes, a single gesture from a powerful man can condemn you.
'Shocking and compelling' Big Issue
Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award for the most promising first novel of the year.
Neil Griffith was born in 1965 and lives in London E17.He has also written for radio and film. Betrayal in Naples is his first novel.