The Ignorance of Blood

The Ignorance of Blood

Book - 2009
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A sweltering Seville is recovering from the shock of a terrorist attack and Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is struggling to fulfil his promise to its citizens: that he would find the real perpetrators of the outrage."
Publisher: London, Eng. : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780007202935
Branch Call Number: WIL
Characteristics: ix, 422 pages ; 24 cm


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ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"Helping to track down the bombers responsible for a terror attack in Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón finds the case further complicated by the suspicious death of a gangster, and by a drug-and-prostitution turf war. Not to mention what's going on in his personal life-- his ex-wife's killer is still at large, his lover's son has been kidnapped, and his best friend is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists. There's a lot happening in this complex book, so readers new to the series may want to start at the beginning, with The Blind Man of Seville. Fans, however, will enjoy following all the connections." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter

Jan 10, 2012

This is the last book in a four-book series featuring Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón of the police in Seville, Spain; the book takes off at exactly the point where the last one stopped, rather than being (as it ought to be) a separate story with the characters’ lives as the line of continuity from one book to the next; good thing this is the last book in the series; the story is even more annoyingly filled with melodrama in the style of a typical airport book (even more than the previous ones were) and the last 50-75 pages are especially silly with the characters sometimes acting illogically and with unlikely trysts and with loose ends left never to be resolved.

Mar 17, 2011

I've read all 4 Javier Falcon novels and really enjoyed them all - although I think I enjoyed the middle two the most.
I enjoyed the development of Falcon's character throughout the series, although the amount of punishment this guy has to take would drive any normal person to severe post-traumatic stress!

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