Introducing considered one of crime fiction’s such a lot mythical detectives, and maximum writers, to America
When Antonio Jauma, a director of the multinational conglomerate Petnay, is murdered, his widow seeks out deepest investigator Pepe Carvalho, who had met and forgotten the playboy government after their unmarried likelihood encounter—back while Carvalho nonetheless labored for the CIA.
Jauma used to be a “womanizer,” in keeping with a chum, “of the least friendly sense,” and the police have made up our minds that the homicide is the paintings of an unsatisfied pimp. yet Carvalho doggedly pursues his personal phlegmatic research, with outing for his signature publication burning (Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reasoning; Sholokov’s And Quiet Flows the Don), cooking (leek soup and a freshly-caught steamed turbot), and operating along with his female friend Charo, whose final identify he can’t consider.
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