The year is 2040. A rare visitor to a hospice in Frascati, nestling in the hills above Rome, elicits macabre reminiscences from inmate Franco Tira, whose life changed when the day-to-day business of disposing of dissidents got personal. Who is the mysterious visitor, and what is his purpose? A gripping, illusion-free look at people we license to kill. The e-book includes, as a taster, chapter two of the author’s novella “Goodbye, Padania”, which examines the career, style and motives of another fictional cold-hearted killer, Daria Rigoletti.