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Play with fire, a Sergio Biancardi mystery by Giancarlo Narciso



You don’t have to be smart to stay out of trouble, it’s getting into it that takes talent. Being framed for murder wasn’t what former Carabinieri officer Sergio Biancardi, now stuck pennyless in Phnom Penh, had in mind when he had accepted the job offer of that fat, sleazy Italian restaurateur, married to far too beautiful and far too young Fabiana.

But the night Sergio walks into the scorching inferno of a monumental trap whose bait is his own boss’ wife, he has to admit he cannot blame anyone else but himself.


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Born and grown up in Milano, Giancarlo Narciso fell in love with South East Asia in the early seventies. He lived in Indonesia, India, Singapore, Japan and Mexico before heading back home and settling down in the Italian Alps in 1993. But Giancarlo keeps on returning regularly to the island of Lombok, Indonesia, which is the only place he calls home.

He is the author of fifteen novels, most of which set in South East Asia, among which are  award winning Incontro a Daunanda, Otherside and Singapore Sling.