The Savage Shore – David Hewson

‘A tense, thrilling and atmospheric read that kept me utterly gripped’

Simon Kernick

2 May 2019

The Savage Shore

David Hewson

The ’Ndrangheta is a ruthless mafia organisation, one of the richest and most powerful organised crime groups in the world. Completely impenetrable to outsiders, merciless when crossed, they run the savage Calabrian coast of Italy, their influence everywhere.

So why has the head of this feared mob, Lo Spettro, offered to turn state witness?

Detective Nic Costa is sent deep into the mountains to infiltrate this mafia family, with Lo Spettro's help. With a new identity, Nic becomes one of their own. But one slip-up would mean the end not just for the investigation, but for Nic, and his whole team.

'Hewson does more than provide a thrilling read. He saves you the airfare to Italy' Linwood Barclay

‘Hewson’s inventiveness never flags’ Sunday Times

David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, The Sunday Times and the Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series, The Killing.