The Stone Angels

The Stone Angels

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"The assignment depressed him. He knew that the Waterbury investigation would be a sham, that it was political and that the Chief was in on it. He knew that the reason he'd been appointed to head up the investigation was for the express purpose of not finding the killer. He knew that clearly, because he was the one who had put the bullet in the back of Waterbury's head." Comisario Miguel Fortunato has been in the Buenos Aires police for a long time. Perhaps too long. His pockets have seen more than half a million dollars in bribes over the years. But that's just the way it is. He hasn't done as much wrong as some of his colleagues, but he never managed to tell his wife - just dead from cancer - where most of their money was coming from. Now he has a delicate problem. Some time ago, Robert Waterbury, an American novelist, was found shot dead on Fortunato's patch - officially a drugs deal gone bad. But now the Americans are sending someone over - though nobody's sure why they've sent Athena, a human rights professor - and the case is reopened. Athena soon finds that here in Buenos Aires, the truth is way down anyone's list of priorities. Corruption seeps from the city's every pore in this gritty, atmospheric thriller, where no one is quite what they claim to be, and you have to pick your heroes from the bad, the very bad and the indescribably worse.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 34mm | 598.75g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752859897
  • 9780752859897

About Stuart Cohen

Stuart Archer Cohen is in his early 40s. He owns an international company trading in rare textiles, and lived in China and South America before settling in Alaska where he now lives with his wife and two children. He has travelled widely and speaks English, Spanish and Mandarin fluently. His acclaimed first novel, INVISIBLE WORLD, was set in Inner Mongolia.show more

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it's a powerful, disquieting novel and Fortunato is a memorable character, an essentially good man gradually torn apart by conflicting emotions. -- Susanna Jager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'It's a stylish, glamorous novel from a talented and perceptive writer. If your taste is for the noirish, then there's huge satisfaction in the brooding malevolence and careless fatalism of the characters, as well as the slendidly treacherous city itself. If you like accomplished, intelligent and sexy thrillers, this is the perfect read.' -- LOWESTOFT JOURNAL 'Part thriller, pert insight into the under belly of Buenos Aires ... [a] dark and moody thriller.' IRISH EXAMINER 'Cohen handles his material admirably, and the background of underworld Buenos Aires seems authentic.' IRISH TIMESshow more

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27 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 26% (7)
4 33% (9)
3 30% (8)
2 11% (3)
1 0% (0)
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