By Robert Wilson

This lovely, atmospheric mystery set in war-torn Europe gained the CWA Gold Dagger and has now been reissued with the Javier Falcon series.

A Portuguese financial institution is based at the again of Nazi wartime deals.
Over part a century later a tender lady is murdered in Lisbon.
1941. Klaus Felsen, SS, arrives in Lisbon and the strangest social gathering in background the place Nazis and Allies, refugees and marketers dance to the traces of opportunism and melancholy. Felsen's battle takes him to the grim mountains of the north the place a brutal conflict is being fought for a component important to Hitler's blitzkrieg.
Late Nineties, Lisbon. Inspector Ze Coelho is investigating the homicide of a tender woman with a hectic sexual previous. As Ze digs deeper he overturns the darkish soil of background and reveals previous bones. The 1974 revolution has left injustices of the outdated fascist regime unresolved. yet there's an older, better injustice for which this small dying in Lisbon is awful reimbursement, and in his ultimate push for the reality, Ze needs to face the main chilling competition.

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