By Teresa Solana
One other day in Barcelona, one other slimy politician's spouse is suspected of infidelity. Lluis Font discovers a portrait of his spouse in an exhibition that leads him to finish he's being cuckolded by way of the artist. involved basically concerning the strength political fallout, he hires twins Eduard and Pep, inner most detectives with a meant knack for assisting the rich with their "dirty laundry." Their place of work is embellished with fake doorways resulting in nonexistent inner most rooms, a mysterious secretary who's continually away, and a damaged notebook computer picked up in the street. The case turns gruesome whilst Font's spouse is located poisoned by means of a marron glacé from a field of goodies brought anonymously.
This is a deftly plotted, bitingly humorous secret novel. A satire of Catalan politics and a desirable perception into the existence and conduct of Barcelona's population, diurnal and nocturnal.
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Loftis quickly adopts Healy into his circle, pays for plastic surgery to disguise Healy’s identity, and then seduces Healy only to ultimately reject him once more. Later, when Healy decides to avenge himself upon his father, he emulates the violence of the wolverines, creatures whose ferocious savagery he has come to admire. He fashions a set of wolverine teeth and brutally attacks his father’s old lovers. However, as he does so, he attempts to frame Loftis by disguising himself as Loftis. The plan suggests how much Healy both hates and loves his father, and Healy’s animal-like rage mirrors the psychic violence he has suffered.
The Badge (Webb) Authored by Jack Webb in 1958, the star and producer of radio and TV’s Dragnet, this recounting of the day-to-day life of the LAPD had a great inﬂuence on Ellroy. Each chapter of The 24 • Baker, Frederick “Fat Dog” Badge proﬁles a different ofﬁcer, from the patrolman on the beat, “The Captain,” and “the Inspector” to the members of the Police Commission. The tone of Webb’s books echoes that of Dragnet itself, mixing the mundane, sometimes thankless drudgery of police work with hardwon heroics and humble stoicism.