Member of the CNI offers C MARA THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME the possibility of some information the crime if they could and come to an understanding C mara has a problem with this specially as he is a drug smoking anarchist when outside of work There is something about Carlos that C mara is uneasy about throughout the thrillerThe information Carlos provides C mara will take him to Spain s dirty little secret Ceuta Spain s very own Gibraltar in Morocco to arrest a Colonel Terreros of La Asociaci n de Ayuda para Legionarios the Legionarios Wanton Nights elite Spanish soldiers Welfare Association The association seems to be a front for a right wing Franco loving military organisation fundamentally opposed to the breakup of the Fatherland and allow Catalan independenceDaniel and his son D dac organise the anarchists in Valencia and run the food bank that is close to where C mara has his flat with his partner Alicia C mara knows them both well and often attends meetings they hold andats with them as he is sympathetic to their politics When a politician is murdered in Barcelona both Daniel and D dac head there to take the anarchist fight to the peopleAt the same time it seems like there is
a connection to Ferm n s murder and C mara heads to Barcelona to continue his investigation and bring it connection to Ferm n s murder and C mara heads to Barcelona to continue his investigation and bring it a close C mara rapidly works out that he is not the most popular police officer in Barcelona but he hopes that he will be able to bring the investigation to a successful conclusionA Body in Barcelona is a fast paced thriller that mixes many While My Soldier Serves elements successfully which helps to make it a grippingxploration of the political and social tensions in Spain specially where Catalan Independence is concerned Webster s prose is as crisp as an iceberg lettuce and the imagery as clear as a digital picture which helps to make this an xcellent thriller any reader will love ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe especially as there are as many twists and turns as Messi I was really looking forward to this next Max Camara book because I ve loved all the ones to date This had all thelements that I ve The Fiend Next Door enjoyed in the past politics deep understanding of Spanish culture well crafted characters but this one felt somewhat forced I didn t uite believe all the connections and I confess that I miss the Camara s grandfather and his politics Which doesn t mean to say that I didn t find it anngrossing readjust not as real as the others It s always a treat to read another installment of Jason Webster s Inspector Max C mara joined with his partner Torres in the newly formed Special Crime Unit Murder and mayhem prevail as well as political turmoil Another winner. Anything he’s ver known'One of the most creative writers working within the field of crime fiction and one of the most ntertaining' Daily Express 'A series that gets better and better' Mark Billingham 'Conveys a wonderful sense of Spain Webster does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy' Daily Mail 'An xceptional writer' Guardia. ,
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Murder mystery set in Barcelona and Valencia Politics of Catalonia with *a murderBased in Barcelona and Valencia this murder mystery is set *murderBased in Barcelona and Valencia this murder mystery is set a background of politics as the people of Catalonia hope for independence in contrast to the many Spanish who according to the book do not want the country to be divided It is set in the current day with the recession biting and tensions risingThe first half of the book clarifies the politics the policing and why Camara the police officer is thinking and acting as he does Very interesting for those who want to learn something about the uestion of the independence of Catalonia However it is not until Chapter 8 that a body is found and not until the middle of the book that the action really gets going and it becomes a thrilling read The description of the farming life around Valencia is wonderful and other areas xplored include the various police and intelligence agencies paella making the Legi n government agricultural grants social problems and anarchistsThere are numerous strands to the plot which makes the book seem to jump around in the first half but gradually they all come together as the book races through a thrilling second half Camara is an interesting character needing to decide between upholding his moral values or letting them go in order half Camara is an interesting character needing to decide between upholding his moral values or letting them go in order assist in solving a case in which he has no leadsFor the tourist a few places of interest in Barcelona are mentioned including a wonderful according to the book fish restaurant that still The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 exists However the main interest for tourists will be the political background that is describedThis is the first book in the Camara series that I have read this is the 5th novel and I found it difficult to get through the first half interesting as it was too much politics too little action However once all thexplanations had been completed and I had reached the second half it was brilliant and difficult to put down I m glad I kept readingThis review first appeared on our blog This is another 35 It s not uite classy nough to make 4 but it s a great yarn The story focusses on Max Camara and Catalonian separatist ideals and the remnants of the Franco loversIt took DNF I m the remnants of the Franco loversIt took DNF I m much too much politics for my taste and found it hard to relate to the characters which is a shame as I really njoyed Winter in Madrid on a similar theme Thought it might be a distracting detective story specially since I am headed to Barcelona soon but the characters are too stereotypical The plot has nough twists to be a bit confusing but not Travis enough to make it really all that interesting Another. Tensions in Spain are rising political violence and social unrest have suddenly remerged 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 uickly descended into civil warDown in Valencia a shallow grave is found among Great story on Chief Inspector Max C mara the fifth novel in the series While the author does not delve into the character traits and backgrounds as much as in other books most readers will probably have read 1 or of the first four novels and focuses on the story line xcept perhaps for the flashbacks to Max s memories
of his grandfatherhis grandfather the narrative is very solid It can ven be considered reasonably probable despite the seemingly distant scenarios of trouble in CatalunyaCatalonia because of an impending unilateral independence declaration There are also interesting parallels with Spanish history AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 especially the story of the conspiring Colonel Terreros kept safely in Ceuta and away from the Spanish mainland a decision as fateful as the banishment of Francisco Franco to the Baleares and later in 36 to the Canary islands Such a seemingly safe distance from continental Spain actually gave them all the time and space in the world to concoct their plans for take overGiven Spain s history there isnough material Basue country Galicia Andalusia overseas the catholic church opus dei for the settings of Max C mara crime novels I ve The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? enjoyed this series in Valencia Spain This new book moved between Valencia where Max is based to beautiful Barcelona Characters well drawn as usual However this time around the topic was too political for me A Body in Barcelona As many twists and turns as MessiJason Webster has written the fifth in his Inspector Max C mara A Body in Barcelona and once again he brings together many strands of Spanish society to a wider world This crime thriller has it all murder betrayal revenge and the occasional fascist with a trip across to Ceuta on thedge of MoroccoThe political tensions are growing once again in Spain the Catalonians are look for independence and the Madrid government is trying to keep them under control Memories of the last time this happened was in the 1930s which heralded the start of the civil war and the coming of Franco the last thing Madrid or those in Brussels wantC mara has just returned from a commission in Barcelona investigating the death of a civilian by the police when he and his colleague Torres are summoned upstairs They are given a case that has been taken from homicide and given to their new Special Crime Unit to investigate the death of a 10 year old Boy Found In A Shallow Grave In Orange Groves North found in a shallow grave in orange groves north Valencia Where Ferm n the illegitimate son of Alfonso Segarra the fourth richest man in Spain has been found and there are very little clues or vidence to help them outWith seemingly no clues Carlos Bandoned orange groves just outside the city Chief Inspector Max Cámara 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 countryIt’s all down to Max but the stakes are higher than.