The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

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In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is determined to fulfill his promise to its citizens - that he'll bring the real perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia in the outrage, but pitches Falcon straight into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.Now the target of vicious hoods, Falcon finds those closest to him are also coming under intolerable pressure. His best friend, who's spying for the Spanish government, reveals he is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists and Falcon's own lover suffers a mother's worst nightmare.Confronted by such fanaticism and brutality, Falcon realizes that only the most ruthless retaliation will work.But there is a terrible price to pay ...
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  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0151012458
  • 9780151012459
  • 2,126,089

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In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is determined to fulfil his promise to its citizens - that he'll bring the real perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia in the outrage, but throws Falcon into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.Now the target of vicious hoods, Falcon finds those closest to him are also coming under intolerable pressure. His best friend, who's spying for the Spanish government, reveals he is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists, and Falcon's own lover suffers a mother's worst nightmare.Confronted by such fanaticism and brutality, Falcon realizes that only the most ruthless retaliation will work. But there is a terrible price to pay...
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Praise for THE HIDDEN ASSASSINS""The Hidden Assassins", the third Falcon thriller, once again demonstrates that few writers--in any genre--can match Wilson's depth of character and plot or his evocation of place and of history."--"Boston Globe""Modern terrorism is uppermost in the minds of those who populate Robert Wilson's new novel, but the engines driving "The Hidden Assassins "through to its satisfying, nuanced finish are old human emotions: greed, obsession, love."--"Washington Post Book World""A complicated, disturbing novel for complicated, disturbing times."--"USA Today"
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A SEVILLE THRILLER, FEATURING INSPECTOR JEFE JAVIER FALCON Praise for Robert Wilson: "Take the journey to Seville with Inspector Javier as your compelling yet troubled guide - and experience Robert Wilson's potent blends of beauty and terror, sex and death, and prose and plot." -- Harlan Coben "The engines driving "The Hidden Assassins "through to its satisfying, nuanced finish are old human emotions: greed, obsession, love."--"Washington Post
"""The Hidden Assassins" is a complicated, disturbing novel for complicated, disturbing times."--"USA Today ""Few writers--in any genre--can match Wilson's depth of character and plot or his evocation of place and of history."--"Boston Globe"
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4 45% (310)
3 19% (133)
2 3% (22)
1 1% (6)
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