The investigation of a hit-and-run in Rome leads Detective Leone Scamarcio on a deadly journey to confront his Mafia past. When Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate an apparent hit-and-run, it seems like a job for a traffic officer, not one of Rome's top detectives. But when the victims are kidnapped on their way to the hospital, and Scamarcio discovers that they are the family of one of the country's top television executives, the infamous Micky Proietti, things start to get interesting. Everyone, it seems - from Premier League footballers to jilted starlets and even the Calabrian Mafia - has an axe to grind with Proietti. As Scamarcio delves into the underbelly of Italian show business, he discovers a possible connection between this investigation and his own Mafia father's right-hand man. To solve the case he must travel home to Calabria, but can he finally banish the ghosts of the past?
Nadia Dalbuono was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where she read history and German. For the last sixteen years she has worked as a documentary director and consultant for Channel 4, ITV, Discovery, and National Geographic. The Hit is the third book in the Leone Scamarcio series, following The Few and The American.