This novel is an entrance into a fascinating dark universe, taking readers deep into the shadows and light of the Basque Country.
When young Tatiana learns that her friend has been burned to death, she begins to do her own investigations into the case headed up by Ertzaintza officer Josu Aguirre. Aguirre is embroiled in the internal disputes of the force, remnants of the years fighting against terrorism, and as he fails to make progress in the investigation, two more corpses are found.
Tatiana, with her intimate knowledge of the underworld of Vitoria, soon finds a clue that leads her to a dairy farm owned by a former ETA militant. The farm is actually a cover for a large marijuana plantation designed to finance the reactivation of the Basque separatist armed struggle. Tatiana will guide Aguirre to the dairy in exchange for information on her friend’s murderer. With the help of Mikel, a forest ranger who can’t escape his past as a guard for ETA, they will do everything possible to solve the case.