The attractive forty-five-year-old social climbing and tyrannical Luca Scala enjoys a particularly intense lifestyle in Milan, Italy. He is an acclaimed chef at the peak of his career, in addition to being a sex symbol for his many fans. But uncurbed hunger for success often leads to grave errors. Paola Girardi, young crime scene unit inspector must reconstruct the facts of a contortedly dark and mysterious sequence of events that takes place in the Leonardo, the award-winning Milanese restaurant manned by the cooks of a kitchen brigade. The investigation also benefits from the vital support offered by retired former detective Armando, Paola’s father, who acts as his daughter’s secret agent on a top secret mission. The Last Recipe is an erotic thriller that races along at breakneck speed, pulling the reader into a vortex of emotions set into motion by four main ingredients: mystery, sensuality, food and love. The exquisite recipes featured in the book are included in an appendix.