Ernesto Mallo - Author

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Born in 1948, Ernesto Mallo is a published essayist, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is a former militant, pursued by the dictatorship as a member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias, which was later absorbed by the Montoneros guerilla movement. 'Needle in a Haystack' is his first novel and the first in a trilogy with detective Lascano. The first two are being made into films in Argentina.

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Buenos Aires Noir

Buenos Aires Noir

Author: Ernesto Mallo Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Sweet Money

Sweet Money

Author: Ernesto Mallo Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Superintendent Lascano is drawn into a war between the Buenos Aires Chief of Police and the Apostles, drug-dealing cops who want to control the city. When the Chief of Police is murdered Lascano becomes the Apostles' next target. His only way out of the country is to retrieve the loot from a bungled bank robbery. Mallo paints a scathing portrait of Argentina where the Junta's generals are paraded in court in civilian clothes, treated like mere petty thieves. The mothers and grandmothers of The Plaza de MayoA see the people who have stolen their children go unpunished; corruption and violence continue to rule. But at the centre of the novel is a touching portrayal of two broken men, a cop and a robber, whose humanity is sorely tested by the times and events racking this proud country.

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