If you happen to click on one of links and make a purchase, we earn a commission and we always appreciate your support. It just never thrilled me, made me invest in the plot or characters, or really care anything on the pages. I got the impression through the amazon. His books, and this is an example, are novels, not just stories. Very minimal wear and tear. It's a fine standalone book as well. An aging, overly dramatic actor, Ramirez, a policeman with no personality or Consuelo Jimenez, from the first book appearing as purely a romantic interest.
Falcón's therapist, Alice Aguado, helps to keep Falcón on an even emotional keel and she also assists Javier with other cases that he is pursuing. Sparks fly between the two. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. The cases start with the death of a building contractor and his wife in a wealthy neighborhood of Seville - murder suicide, or just murder. There are connections to past Latin American political events and international crimes for good measure.
He works in an environment where cynicism is the order of the day and intricate bureaucratic politics color every facet of every assignment. Sure, the plot is meticulous and moves forward slowly, but that can be, as it is here, an appealing aspect of a police procedural. But Inspector Javier Falcon has his doubts. As usual, Wilson deftly deploys a vast cast of characters, from an ex-pat American couple to a popular Spanish actor, and spins his trademark web of corruption and deceit. Bookseller: , Maryland, United States.
I even passed on an opportunity to pick up the first title in this series while I was at that stage of the book. The pace is very captivating, as the story only spans over a week. I even passed on an opportunity to pick up the first title in this series while I was at that stage of the book. I really think Wilson should be better known as his books are very rewarding and satisfying. Falcon investigates the death of a rich man with a dark past, delving into his secret life and discovering secrets that no one seems interested in uncovering, even the police. In quick succession, two more suicides occur one of them a fellow police officer in the sex crimes unit. And then people start dying.
Apart from the swiftness and violence of their deaths, there might seem nothing untoward about the demise of Rafael Vega poisoned with drain cleaner and his wife Lucía smothered. The senior Falcón was a famous Spanish artist who led a highly colorful and somewhat gruesome life, graphically chronicled in the journals. Its pages full of dialog, with Falcon sitting down and asking questions. It just never thrilled me, made me invest in the plot or characters, or really care anything on the pages. He shows both the echoing effect of child abuse through generations, and the way that at least some of its victims might find wholeness and healing later on.
The book is well written and has some good moments. Not all the questioning is unpleasant; yet another neighbor is Consuelo Jimenez, whose husband's murder Falcon investigated in an earlier installment. I liked how organized crime was incorporated in the plot without losing the appeal of a traditional mystery and crime story. Could this right-wing organization have been involved in the bombing? You will find that the overall narrative exercises a tight, strong, and often painful grip, often hard to break, certainly impossible to ignore. Left to discover what made life so unbearable for these victims, FalcÃÂ³n must find the connection among the suicides. Or were they, in fact, murdered? The Hidden Assassins is a textured and atmospheric novel in which the author closely examines his characters and their actions, demonstrating that appearances may indeed be deceiving. The Falcon books are intricately plotted, but the plots don't go off the rails.
Our story here summons up the Ur-bogeymen in liberal international eyes: Nixon and Kissinger. And pedophilia may be a plot element too uncomfortable for some readers. Also, the dialog in the book was choppy at best. And does Javier Falcón have the mental energy left to care? It maintains the interest level throughout the pages. The pace is good, the plot is twisted and the revelations unexpected. Across the street in an exclusive suburb of Seville his father is splayed out dead on the kitchen floor, while his mother lies in bed upstairs, suffocated under her own pillow.
He has travelled in Asia and Africa and has lived in Greece and West Africa. The Hidden Assassins refers not just to the terrorists among us, but also to the people we know who kill us a little bit each day with their cutting remarks and vicious betrayals. Second in the Javier Falcón series set in Seville. From Publishers Weekly In Wilson's intricate police procedural set in Seville, Spain—the second to feature introspective detective Javier Falcón—a wealthy couple is found dead in their home: Lucia Vega has been suffocated in her own bed; her husband, construction magnate Rafael Vega, is lying on the kitchen floor, poisoned, with a cryptic note in his hand. There are links to characters in the first book, dodgy characters, further crimes are hinted at.
Called to the scene of a suspicious suicide in a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Seville, he begins to investigate a Robert Wilson is back with the follow-up to his sensational thriller, The Blind Man of Seville. It appears to be a suicide pact, but Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón has his doubts when he finds an enigmatic note crushed into the dead man's hand. Wilson has a deft way with characterization, and this book has quite a cast. He liked a lot his only four year old son and yet: did he kill his wife. I can usually find some redeeming qualities in anything I read, but not in this case! Still, he cannot fathom why Rafael Vega, a construction company honcho and recreational butcher , should have smothered his younger, unstable wife in bed, then chugged a fatal draught of drain cleaner. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.