"The title is a reference to Dante's Inferno and is taken from the inscription which appears on the gates of hell - 'Abandon all hope all ye who enter here'" comments Mr. Carnesi. "I chose it because for me it most closely reflects the difficulties experienced during a particular period in my life and my career.
"The book is an account spanning some twenty years of my life, during which time I worked as an international business analyst and consultant; primarily in the former republics of the Soviet Union". "My work during this time, placed me in direct contact with Presidents, Prime Ministers, heads of industry, intelligence agency officials and even the Pope". "It was a time of incredible highs and devastating lows; a life altering experience to be sure", stated Mr. Carnesi.
Readers will find this a compelling story of near self-destruction, which is accomplished through practiced self-deceit. It is a brutally and oft times, painfully accurate account of a most tumultuous period, ultimately to be redeemed only by faith and compassion.
"It is my hope that this story will act as a warning to all those who may be tempted to fly too close to the sun". "In the end, we must all be true to ourselves", offers Mr. Carnesi.
Abandon All Hope is due to be released in paperback in the summer 2013.