(My review on goodreads)
Another entertaining look at the culture wars in Italy. This time around a Sicilian who speaks perfect Arabic, and can pass as a north African, is recruited by the security services to infiltrate an alleged terrorist cell being run out of a phone center / meeting place. Allegedly. The recruit wants to do his part for his country, but doesn’t harbor any ill feelings towards Muslims, and despises the prejudice shown by his countrymen.
In the course of his undercover work he encounters a veiled woman whom he immediately falls in love with. This leads to awkwardness at several levels as the story progresses.
Overall - enjoyable. Lakhous possibly does a bit more explicit commentary than absolutely necessary, but he makes it work fairly well.