By Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
Pepe Carvalho is decided to retire. content material to stay out the remainder of his days having fun with the easiest meals and wine Catalonia has to supply, his plans are wear carry whilst an government from Barcelona's world-famous football crew will pay him a trip. “The middle ahead may be killed at dusk,” reads the observe the administrative provides to Carvalho.
With that, the detective, former communist, and one-time worker of the CIA, needs to discover the place this notice is from. Is the danger genuine? Is it the paintings of 1 individual? Or is it one of many actual property moguls tearing Barcelona aside of their conflict over crucial houses of Catalonia?
Here Montalbán does for the sport of football what he has performed for nutrients. In a stupendous portrait of Spain’s so much cherished recreation, football and politics combine in a gripping secret concerning the reckless excesses—and limits—of strength.
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Jessica Langley lived in an apartment overlooking the Town Camber in Old Portsmouth, where he had been crouched in that blessed fishing boat with only Mickey Johnson and his holdall of stolen goods to show for it. Shit! Uckfield was going to crucify him if it proved that Langley had been killed in her apartment and taken from there to a boat in the Town Camber. , which was before they had arrived. And she might have met her killer elsewhere, for example here. He flicked through the rest of the file.
The man glanced at it, looked surprised and then sheepish. ‘Sorry, didn’t know. You should still be wearing hard hats though. Neil Cyrus, assistant caretaker. Is it about the breakin last night? ’ He gulped as he finished speaking as if he couldn’t quite suck enough air into his lungs. A nervous mannerism, Horton guessed, which had become a habit. Horton recognized the name from the information that DC Walters had given to him earlier. Scrutinizing Cyrus, he tried to put an age on him yet found it difficult, he could have been anywhere between thirty and late forties.
Maybe she liked exotic holidays, or an expensive yacht, he thought, recalling the photograph. qxd 2/7/07 12:00 pm Page 53 Deadly Waters 53 Ignoring Walters’ sarcastic tone, Horton entered Langley’s bedroom. It was tidier than he had expected. A plain cream duvet had been thrown over the bed and there were no items of clothing lying around. He opened a drawer that was part of a built-in wardrobe and sifted through her clothes. ’ Cantelli asked, coming up behind him. ‘Just poking around. ’ He held up a pair of red and black skimpy knickers.