Everything has changed in Rome. The new Pope, determined to bring radical reform to the Vatican, proclaims an extraordinary Jubilee year of Mercy. A new centre-left government replaces its disgraced predecessor, and sets about to rejuvenate language of politics. And with crime eminence grise Samurai in jail, his protege Sebastiano Laurenti attempts to establish himself as his designated successor. All the while he must reckon not only with a new generation of enterprising gangsters and racketeers – out to carve for themselves a slice of the profits and opportunities offered by the major public works planned for the Jubilee – but also with the clever, beautiful, ambitious and newly elected politician Chiara Visoni, and his own heart. A long series of betrayals, alliances forged and broken, ambushes and infighting will inevitably alter the fragile political balance. As the sharks circle and the street-dogs fight, some tenuous hope endures, in the unlikely alliance of an incorruptible politician of the old left, all but forgotten, and a young bishop who refuses to play the Vatican’s power games. They will risk everything to try and bring the eternal city back to the straight and narrow. But it remains to be seen whether the long night of Rome can make room for redemption. Sharp and fast-paced, dark and taut, The Night of Rome is fiction that sails dangerously close to the wind of current events.