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  • Dangerous Games

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    Deadly Forgery
    Francesco Benetti is a desperate man who won’t give in, even in the face of certain circumstances. He must find the money to save his wife and pay off his gambling debts. The only way he can do that is to try and sell a fake Titian painting for ten million dollars.
    An adventure that will take him from his antique shop in Venice to the spectacular world of Japan, attracting the attention of the powerful Japanese mafia and the local authorities.
    An engaging game where his life will ultimately be at stake.

    A 100-Carat Diamond
    The world’s great financial crisis is ruining Francesco Benetti again. His investments in the Stock Exchange are sinking and he must find a way to recover his losses.
    From Africa to India, among unscrupulous diamond dealers and jihadists of Al-Qaeda seeking revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden, and his encounter with the Kidon-Israel’s secret service most lethal hit squad, he will bet his life for an extraordinary diamond.

    The Burmese Game
    Francesco Benetti’s poker addiction matches that of a far-away drug warlord. From Bangkok’s glittering lifestyle to Burma’s Golden Triangle, he will plunge into a perilous world of gambling dens, ethnic rebellions and drug trafficking, unknowingly becoming part of a spy plot aimed at a secret nuclear reactor.

    With the Cross and the Sword
    Francesco Benetti has no choice but to play high-stakes no-limit Texas Hold’em in the VIP rooms of a Las Vegas casino. He will enjoy the pleasures and luxuries of Sin City, then in Mexico, he will be involved in a drug war.
    The Head of a Muse drawing by Raphael as the actual winning pot, a depraved man with a mysterious past, and an intriguing woman. All in the shadow of a State-run intelligence organization whose existence few dare to mention.

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  • With the Cross and the Sword

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    Francesco Benetti has no choice but to play high-stakes no-limit Texas Hold’em in the VIP rooms of a Las Vegas casino. He will enjoy the pleasures and luxuries of Sin City, then in Mexico he will be involved in a drug war.

    The Head of a Muse drawing by Raphael as the actual winning pot, a depraved man with a mysterious past, and an intriguing woman. All in the shadow of a State-run intelligence organization whose existence few dare to mention.

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  • The Cambodian Plot

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    A political thriller set in the ever-sensuous and treacherous post-Cold War Indochina
    “What was supposed to be a j’accuse against powerful intelligence agencies supported by material evidence, I had to turn into a piece of fictional work. WWII ended in 1945 and the hunt for the last Nazis is rightly still going on. But why, as for Nazi Germany and many other countries, should it not be the same for Cambodia, where Khmer Rouge’s commanders and cadres committed igno- minious war crimes and genocide during their dictatorship which was brought to an end in 1979?
    After all these years and more than $150 M spent by donor countries, the UN’s sponsored Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh is a farce and Cambodian victims of Pol Pot’s regime have been denied justice.I hope the theory I describe in this story deserves an independent international investigation.
    The author is an Italian writer interested in South-East Asian affairs. In 1975, he witnessed the conquest of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.

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  • The Blasphemous Manuscript of Timbuktu

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    An unscrupulous veteran freelance American war correspondent arrives in Mali to cover the fanatic spree of the Islamists willing to impose their sharia law. Someone will offer him an ancient manuscript with an explosive content. He will realize though that he is there neither for the war nor for the scoop.

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  • The Burmese Game

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    Francesco Benetti’s poker addiction matches that of a far-away drug warlord. From Bangkok’s glittering lifestyle to Burma’s Golden Triangle, he will plunge into a perilous world of gambling dens, ethnic rebellions and drug trafficking, unknowingly becoming part of a spy plot aimed at a secret nuclear reactor.

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  • Indochina Chronicles (1974-1975)

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    In war-torn Indochina, a mercenary pilot lives to fly. A dramatic picture of a season in hell, where people are both victims and witnesses of catastrophic events. A mal de vivre that no one and nothing could heal.
    Maurizio Pianaro is a writer who was in Cambodia during the fall of the country by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge.

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  • Deadly Forgery & A 100 – Carat Diamond

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    Deadly Forgery:
    Francesco Benetti is a desperate man who won’t give in even if face-to-face to certain circumstances. He must find the money to save his wife and pay off his gambling debts. The only way he can do that is to try and sell a fake Titian painting and get ten million dollars for it. An adventure that will take him from his Venice’s antique shop to the spectacular world of Japan, attracting the powerful Japanese mafia and the local authorities. An engaging game where his own life will ultimately be at stake.

    A 100-Carat Diamond:
    The great world’s financial crisis is ruining Francesco Benetti again. His investments in the Exchange are sinking and he must find a way to recover his losses. From Africa to India, among unscrupulous diamond dealers and Jihadists of al Qaeda seeking revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden and when he comes across the Kidon, Israel’s secret service most lethal hit squad, he will bet his life for an extraordinary diamond.

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