Mission to Malaspiga
Author: Evelyn Anthony
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Release Date: October 28, 1974
Amid the splendor of Florence, the Tuscan countryside, and the family villa and castle, Katharine Malaspiga Dexter falls in love with her charming cousin Alessandro, the Duke, although she knows he's married -- and is the ocult mastermind of a insidious smuggling drug's operation. Katherine’s brother is dead. It was heroin that killed him, but Katherine can’t help but blame his death on the organized crime so rife in Italy. The drug trade may not make much money for the small-time pushers, the petty crooks, and the addicts. But for the men at the top—men like the Malaspigas, who run their yachts and their big houses on the profits of other people’s misery—drugs are big money. The Bureau of Narcotics are determined to nail these men once and for all. It’ll be a dangerous enterprise, full of deceit. And they want Katherine to help them....
Moving from New York and Beverly Hills to Rome and the burnished gold loveliness of Florence and the Tuscan hill towns, here is a riveting novel of a beautiful young woman who sets out to pay a debt of love to a dead brother, only to come face to face with her own heritage - a heritage of passion and death.