The Silent and the Damned

The Silent and the Damned

A Javier Falcon Thriller

Book - 2004
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A new psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon, the tortured detective from 'The Blind Man of Seville'.

Blackwell North Amer
Mario Vega is seven years old and his life is about to change forever. Across the street in an exclusive suburb of Seville his father lies dead on the kitchen floor and his mother has been suffocated under her own pillow. It appears to be a suicide pact, but Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon has his doubts when he finds an enigmatic note crushed in the dead man's hand.
In the brutal summer heat Falcon starts to dismantle the obscure life of Rafael Vega only to receive threats from the Russian mafia who have begun operating in the city. His investigation into Vega's neighbours uncovers a creative American couple with a destructive past and the misery of a famous actor whose only son is in prison for an appalling crime.
Within days two further suicides follow - one of them a senior policeman - and a forest fire rages through the hills above Seville obliterating all in its path. Falcon must now sweat out the truth, which will reveal that everything is connected and there is one more secret in the black heart of Vega's life.

Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2004
ISBN: 9780007117833
0007117833
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY WIL
Characteristics: 358 p. ;,25 cm.

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Jan 10, 2012

This is book #2 in a four-book series featuring Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón of the police in Seville, Spain; the US title of this book is “The Silent and the Damned”; the book has a suitably complex storyline, but the author seems to be more comfortable writing in areas like Pedophilia where you can get away with lots of clichés than he is when writing in areas like the Russian mafia where you can’t; and again he strews around the names of Sevilla foods and places in situations in which the name of a street or the particular food being eaten is irrelevant, so he has not at all figured out how to infuse the story with the atmosphere of Sevilla in a way that contributes to the story instead of simply getting in the way of storyline flow.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is book #2 in a four-book series featuring Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón of the police in Seville, Spain; the book has a suitably complex storyline, but the author seems to be more comfortable writing in areas like Pedophilia where you can get away with lots of clichés than he is when writing in areas like the Russian mafia where you can’t; and again he strews around the names of Sevilla foods and places in situations in which the name of a street or the particular food being eaten is irrelevant, so he has not at all figured out how to infuse the story with the atmosphere of Sevilla in a way that contributes to the story instead of simply getting in the way of storyline flow.

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CB2295
Jan 10, 2012

This is book #2 in a four-book series featuring Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón of the police in Seville, Spain; the book has a suitably complex storyline, but the author seems to be more comfortable writing in areas like Pedophilia where you can get away with lots of clichés than he is when writing in areas like the Russian mafia where you can’t; and again he strews around the names of Sevilla foods and places in situations in which the name of a street or the particular food being eaten is irrelevant, so he has not at all figured out how to infuse the story with the atmosphere of Sevilla in a way that contributes to the story instead of simply getting in the way of storyline flow.

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