Spain is corrupt and crumbling. The king is ill, banks are closing, hospitals are in chaos, homes are lost, demonstrators riot and rightwing thugs patrol the street. The tunnels beneath the streets are at once a refuge and a source of anger. And as the blood flows Camara roars on his motorbike straight into the heart of trouble. Camara is back in Valencia, with his partner Alicia and his anarchist, marijuana - growing grandfather Hilario. In the old police headquarters, the mood is tense, as the chief hunts for cuts - who will go, Camara or his friend Torres? The two men are flung into action on seemingly separate cases, the suicide of an ex bank-clerk and the brutal murder of a young American woman. Around them the city is erupting into demonstrations and near riots. This dazzling new Camara novel - constantly surprising, full of vivid characters - exposes the dark underside of today's Spain. A powerful, gripping page-turner, it confirms Max Camara as the detective to watch, feeling the pulse of the moment. A series that just gets better and better. Each Max Camara novel is a treat to savour . (Mark Billingham). Conveys a wonderful sense of Spain...[ Webster] does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy . (Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail). All great cities need a fictional cop, and now Valencia has one of the very best in Jason Webster's dope smoking Chief Inspector Max Camara. Step into his world of the corrida, corruption, and clouds of saffron and you'll be hooked. But if he offers you a roll-up . (Quintin Jardine).
- Conveys a wonderful sense of Spain... [Webster] does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy -- pure joy from first page to last. --Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery,|
Brought up in England, Jason Webster lived for many years in Spain. His acclaimed non-fiction books about Spain include Duende: A Journey in Search of Flamenco; Andalus: Unlocking the Secrets of Moorish Spain; Guerra: Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War; Sacred Sierra: A Year on a Spanish Mountain and the forthcoming The Spy with 29 Names. He is also the author of the Max Camara series of crime novels, the first of which, Or the Bull Kills You, was longlisted for the CWA Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards New Blood Dagger 2011. This was followed by A Death in Valencia ...More About Jason Webster