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Victor del Arbol - Author

About the Author

Victor del Arbol was born in Barcelona in 1968 and was an officer of the Catalan police force from 1992 to 2012. In 2006, he won the Tiflos Best Novel Award for his book, The Weight of the Dead, and his next novel, The Sadness of the Samurai, was awarded the 2011 Best European Crime Fiction Prize. His novels have been translated into a dozen languages, and in 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Premio Nadal literature award.

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Million Drops

Million Drops

Author: Victor del Arbol Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

An intense literary thriller that tears through the interlocked histories of fascism and communism in Europe without pausing for breath. Gonzalo Gil is a lawyer stuck in a disaffected life, with a failed career, dodging the never-ending manipulation of his powerful father-in-law. When, after no news for years of his estranged sister, Laura, he learns that she has committed suicide under dramatic circumstances, his fragile life as both a father and a husband is pushed to the limit. Resolutely investigating the steps that led his sister to suicide, Gonzalo discovers that Laura is suspected of having murdered a Russian gangster who had kidnapped and killed her young son. What seems to be revenge is just the beginning of a tortuous path that will take Gonzalo through the untold annals of his family's past. He will examine the fascinating story of his father, Elias Gil, the great hero of the resistance against fascism. As a young engineer his father traveled to the USSR committed to the ideals of the revolution, but was betrayed, arrested, and confined on the infamous Nazino Island, and became a key figure, admired and feared, during Spain's darkest years. Suspenseful, dark, and thrilling, A Million Drops is a visceral story of enduring love and revenge postponed that introduces a master of international crime fiction to American readers.

Heart Tastes Bitter

Heart Tastes Bitter

Author: Victor del Arbol Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2016

A remarkable psychological thriller by award-winning author Victor del Arbol Eduardo Quintana is a broken man. The tragedy that cost him the lives of his family is a wound he daily tears open afresh. The once renowned painter wallows in grief, subsisting on alcohol and drugs, eking out a living with whatever painting commissions he can get. But when he is approached by a mysterious woman who wants him to paint a portrait of the man who killed her son, he soon becomes entangled in a web of deceit in which no one, and nothing, is as they seem. With each brushstroke, Eduardo opens doors that were meant to have stayed shut - doors that, once opened, can never be closed. Set against the haunted and unsettling backdrop of a Madrid plagued by unrest and economic upheaval, The Heart Tastes Bitter is a dark and compelling story of the search for redemption, revenge, and love - and the cruel power of fate.PRAISE FOR VICTOR DEL ARBOL'If you're looking for something on the literary end of the eurocrime spectrum, The Heart Tastes Bitter is an attractive proposition - full of vivid and unsettling storytelling.' The Sydney Morning Herald'[The Heart Tastes Bitter] is the definitive confirmation of Victor's talent as a writer.' La Repblica Cultural

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