THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
White Suicide spins a story of espionage, secrecy and revenge in the months and years following the kidnapping and subsequent assassination of Aldo Moro. Known to be one of Italy's, and the Cold War's, visionary leaders, Aldo Moro served as Italian prime minister for two terms in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite his visionary status, he was a risk to NATO due to his close connection to the Italian Communist Party (PCI). Moro was kidnapped on 16 March 1978, the day he was set to attend a vote of confidence for a coalition government with the PCI. He was later assassinated after 54 days in captivity.
Initially set in the anni di piombo (years of lead), a period of social and political turmoil in Italy that took place over twenty years, from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, the novel stokes suspicion about who was really behind Moro's kidnapping and subsequent murder. The Red Brigades, CIA and P2 Masonic Lodge each have their hands drenched in this powerful retelling of modern Italian history.
Spanning the period from 1944-1987, with its dark heart being the perennially troubled Italian-American relationship, White Suicide is a fast-paced, gripping political thriller of conspiracy and intrigue that will delight readers of John le Carré, Dan Brown, David Baldacci and Michael Dobbs.