This is a social history written around the experiences of the author during the time he was working in Italy in the 1950's and 60's, since when he has seen considerable changes.
The bustling city of Naples was recovering from the devastation of WWII.The post-war drug trafficking had begun in earnest. Some of these criminals had the reputation of helping the poor, but all were involved in smuggling, prostitution and misappropriation of funds and medical suppliers from relief agencies. Murders were a daily happening perpetrated by the gangs at warfare with each other, and each anxious to exploit the spoils of War and Peace.
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