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A Body in Barcelona
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0701189398, Hardcover)Valencian detective Max Camara faces his most complex case yet.
Tensions in Spain are rising: unemployment remains high and political violence has suddenly reemerged. In Catalonia -- Valencia's neighbour -- plans are afoot to hold a potentially explosive referendum on independence from the rest of Spain. The last time such a proposal was seriously discussed, in the 1930s, the country quickly descended into civil war.
When the badly decomposed body of a middle-aged woman is found buried among the orange groves to the north of the city, Max is put on the case. But this is no ordinary murder. Behind it, Max uncovers a tangled web that could destablilise the whole country, including himself.
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Tensions in Spain are rising: political violence and social unrest have suddenly re-emerged. Madrid is trying to keep a tight leash on Catalonia, where the call for independence is getting louder by the day. The last time Barcelona moved to break away, in the 1930s, Spain quickly descended into civil war. Down in Valencia, a shallow grave is found among abandoned orange groves just outside the city. Chief Inspector Max Camara, now heading up the new Special Crime Unit, is put on the case. But this is no ordinary murder. Behind it, Max uncovers a tangled web that could awaken ghosts from the past, decimate Barcelona and destabilise the whole country It's all down to Max, but the stakes are higher than anything he's ever known.
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