As the ordered, private, conservative and recently divorced 45-year-old detective Javier Zurbaran investigates the gruesome killings of some significant figures in Sevillian society, he finds that he is led inexorably into a sinister examination of his own and his family's past.
New Spanish thriller from the Gold Dagger winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon, introducing Detective Inspector Javier Falcon It's Semana Santa in Seville, the Easter week of passion and processions. A leading restaurateur is found bound, gagged and dead in front of his TV. The self-inflicted wounds tell of the man's struggle to avoid the unendurable images he's been forced to watch. When confronted by this horrific scene the normally dispassionate homicide detective Javier Falcon is inexplicably afraid. What could be so terrible? The investigation into the victim's turbulent life sends Falcon trawling through his own past and the ferociously candid journals of his late father, a world-famous artist. Painful revelations churn up Falcon's unreliable memory and more killings push him to the edge of terrifying truth. And he realizes that this is not just a hunt for the all-seeing killer who knows his victims' secret lives but also the search for Falcon's missing heart. From the Gold Dagger award-winning author of A Small Death in Lisbon, a novel that combines the tension of a psychological thriller with the emotional intensity of a literary tour de force.
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Praise for A Small Death in Lisbon: 'Robert Wilson follows in the footsteps of such writers as John le Carre and Phillip Kerr... A highly satisfying book, part thiller, part psychological mystery and part novel of ideas. And it is superbly well written' Irish Times 'Compulsively readable, with the cop's quest burning its way though a narrative rich in history and intrigue, love and death' Literary Review 'Complex and fascinating' The Times
About Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson has spent several years in West Africa, and he drew on this experience for his Bruce Medway novels. He and his wife now live in Portugal.
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