"Nothing is more misleading than the evidence," says an old adage, and Maggio would be the first to agree. The brutal crime unleashes the wildest fantasies of the media, more interested in wringing the heartstrings of the public than doing their primary duty: to inform. Because of the media pressure, the forces of justice feel compelled to show they’re achieving results. But that undue pressure has unexpected consequences.
More witness than protagonist, Maggio operates on the dangerous and ambiguous Rimini Coast, guided always by his conscience. Methodical and reflective, he tries to go beyond the hypocrisy of the accelerated world we live in, based on social conventions that are very difficult to challenge.
The character, already the protagonist of three short stories, made his debut in Giallo Mondadori (the best Italian thriller and police procedural magazine) No. 3061 of July 2012, but readers have had to wait for this story to find out his name.
Maggio is a new entry in the genre of the Italian detective thriller, previously the exclusive preserve of magistrates and policemen, where the figure of the maresciallo is usually relegated to the role of co-star, when not a mere caricature.
The author has created an adult version of the maresciallo, a character in his own right (from the reviews).
Il Maresciallo Maggio è protagonista nella serie "I Racconti della Riviera"
#1: Doppio Omicidio per il Maresciallo Maggio (Italiano, English, Français, Español)
#2: C'è Sempre un Motivo, Maresciallo Maggio! (prequel) (Italian, English, Español)
#3: Gioco Pericoloso, Maresciallo Maggio!
#4: Affari Sporchi, Maresciallo Maggio"
Dello stesso autore: La Scelta (romanzo storico)