LORETTA NAPOLEONI is an economist who has worked for banks and international organisations in Europe and the US. She is also a journalist and has worked as a foreign correspondent for several Italian financial papers.
She has written novels and guide books in Italian, and translated and edited books on terrorism.
Her most recent novel, Dossier Baghdad, is a financial thriller set during the Gulf War.
She was among the first people to interview members of the Red Brigades in Italy after three decades of silence.