Una trappola d'aria

(An Air Trap)

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., January 2022, pp.300

An intense thriller that gets your adrenaline pumping: in a fascinating, atmospheric Nordic setting, a ruthless, unstoppable serial killer is on the loose, forcing former police inspector Marcus Morgen – a man damaged in body and soul – and young Italian researcher Valentina Santi to confront their past. 

Nature cannot avenge herself, but someone else can do it for her…


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Lofoten, Norway, 1995. Marcus Morgen is holding a gun. He has decided that it’s time to end it all. He’s lost everything: the love of his life, his leg and the job he loved: police inspector in the Oslo crime squad. In this remote, far-northern archipelago, among ancient mountains and arctic fjords, Marcus has nothing left worth living for, for even just another day. He’s about to pull the trigger. But at that very moment, Ailo, a friend and colleague, bursts into his house: there’s been a murder. Marcus’s brilliant mind takes off again: his intuition tells him that this may not be a one-off incident. As a matter of fact, a ruthless serial killer starts to sow panic among the residents of these islands, guilty of abusing nature. This man conceives sadistic crimes that resemble those committed by the victims – an elusive man who seems at one with untamed nature. In order to stop him, Marcus needs someone who knows these locations like the back of her hand: Valentina Santi, an Italian scientist and expert in marine animals who is in Lofoten to study whales. But to put an end to this bloody trail, it’s not enough just to follow clues. Marcus and Valentina must confront their own past and, above all, that of a killer who was himself also a victim, someone destined for evil.

Casa Editrice Longanesi&C., January 2022, pp.300

Giuseppe Festa

Giuseppe Festa (1972) works in environmental education. He is the founder and lead singer of the folk group Lingalad, that holds concerts in Italy and abroad. He is the author of a number of reports about nature and Salani has published various children’s books of his, including Il passaggio dell’orso (2013), L’ombra del gattopardo (2014), La luna è dei lupi (2016), Cento passi per volare (2018) and I Lucci della via Lago (2021). Garzanti has published his I figli del bosco (2018). He has written for the National Geographic, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica. Una trappola d’aria is his first thriller.

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