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The Silent and the Damned by Robert Wilson
  

The Silent and the Damned

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A wonderfully dark psychological thriller full of intrigue and menace from the author of Blind Man of Seville. If you like Rankin's Rebus you'll love Wilson's Javier Falcon.

If you like Robert Wilson you might also like to read books by Michael Dibdin, Andrea Camilleri and Barbara Nadel.

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Synopsis

The Silent and the Damned by Robert Wilson

Mario Vega is seven years old and his life is about to change forever. Across the street in an exclusive suburb of Seville his father lies dead on the kitchen floor and his mother has been suffocated under her own pillow. It appears to be a suicide pact, but Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón has his doubts when he finds an enigmatic note crushed in the dead man's hand.

In the brutal summer heat Falcón starts to dismantle the obscure life of Rafael Vega only to receive threats from the Russian mafia who have begun operating in the city. His investigation into Vega's neighbours uncovers a creative American couple with a destructive past and the misery of a famous actor whose only son is in prison for an appalling crime.

Within days two further suicides follow – one of them a senior policeman – and a forest fire rages through the hills above Seville obliterating all in its path. Falcón must now sweat out the truth, which will reveal that everything is connected and there is one more secret in the black heart of Vega's life.

Reviews

`First rate...Wilson at his best, a taut, gripping narrative and a sensitive study of the tormented detective.
Sunday Telegraph



`Wilson's plotting is intricate, his detective endearingly human, Seville a captivating venue. This is crime fiction of high order.
The Times



`Its plotting is persuasive, its characterisation shrewd.
Literary Review



`Wilson is a fine crime writer, and has created a character in the best traditions of Chandler.
Irish Examiner

About the Author

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. After escaping car crashes, civil wars and angry baboons, he and his wife settled in Portugal, and Rob turned to novels. Since then, he's written ten acclaimed crime novels including the CWA Gold Dagger award winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON.

Author photo © Simon Weinstock

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2009

Author

Robert Wilson

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780007322138

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