A pitch-dark crime novel that shows the best and the worst of a society drowned in its successes and frustrations.
Milo Malart was facing two murders and a gruesome massacre of dogs in Barcelona.Human cruelty has no limits. Someone is carrying out macabre rituals in playgrounds, provoking outrage in the city. And things could get worse.The body of a college student is found, strangled in a forest in Barcelona. When a second victim appears, the case takes on a whole new dimension. While a cold front hits the city, and the rain falls relentlessly, the acerbic inspector Milo Malart tries to untan-gle a series of crimes in the midst of a city that has been devastated by the havoc wreaked by the crisis, with unemployment and corruption as a backdrop.
“Milo Malart is back and is here to stay. Long live the inspector!” Propera parada cultura, Charo González Herrera
“This is a great book, excellently written, powerful, with lifelike characters and a well drawn plot ... a fierce story about life and death, desire, violence, prostitution, wretched human beings and ultimately, life.” Novela más que negra y policíaca, José Sevilla
“The author draws beautifully, over the course of an excellent thriller, the complex and fascinating portrait of this quartered cop, escorted by characters with terrible cracks.” L’Alsace
“Aro Sainz de la Maza draws up a severe assessment of the Catalan “economic miracle”, denouncing a capitalist system close to collapse, undermined by inequality and center of a crime fueled by despair. It gives Barcelona a twilight, threatening appearance, a sort of Gotham City where a lonely cowboy, who is losing his mind more and more, struggles to do justice” Abel Mestre, Le Monde des Livres