From Andrea Camilleri, author and creator of Inspector Montalbano, comes a thrilling and engaging new mystery set in Montalbano's home town of Vigata in 1890. One of the town's most upstanding citizens, a local banker, has disappeared. Last seen in the role of Judas in the town's annual Passion Play, he has vanished without taking a bow and leaving no evidence behind him. Was he kidnapped? Murdered? And what has the subsequent death of a leading Mafioso and the murder of another man's wife to do with it all? The investigation is led by two opposing forces, a local Sicilian carabiniere and a Neapolitan police officer, one a soldier of the South, one a detective of the North. These opposites attract false leads and derision from the townsfolk, but gradually they begin to stumble upon a path that will lead them to a very unwelcome truth. Fans of Inspector Montalbano will recognise the rich array of diverse and fascinating characters, and the author's passion for the highs and lows of Italian culture all set in the fertile landscape of Sicily.