Thugs roaming the streets Against this backdrop the brutal murder of a
Young American Woman And American woman and suspect suicide of an ex bank clerk seem oddly dwarfed Not helped by the Machiavellian games being played
by C mara s boss setting him and his partner and friend Torres off against C mara s boss setting him and his partner and friend Torres off against other budget cuts meaning one of them is going to lose their jobAdd to the tensions in the police the health service is rapidly falling apart with insufficient drugs for patient treatment banks are foreclosing and leaving properties empty all over the place and some people have been forced to live in the tunnels of the ridiculously expensive and unfinished underground rail system Needless to say official corruption is at the heart of so much that s wrongIt all feels like a very current day and one can t help thinking very realistic scenario And there is a lot of concentration on those societal aspects in BLOOD MED Whilst the investigation of the murders does continue often times it definitely does feel like the society dysfunction is all encompassing And very personalAlongside C mara there are a number of other main characters Torres his colleague his girlfriend Alicia and his much loved grandfather Hilario All the main characters play reasonably high profile parts in the investigation and in the way that society is viewed analysed and highlightedFor a book that s 4th in a series it s uite easy to get into there s enough background on the characters to give you a good understanding of how everyone fits together It actually makes you want to go back and read the earlier 3 books BLOOD MED is crime fiction that uses the setting of the murders as a way of taking a long hard detailed look at the society in which
occurred This is less fiction for fans of investigations and closure as it is for those who are looking for the why and how things can get to the extremes of murder. That just gets better and better Each Max Cámara novel is a treat to savour' Mark Billingham'conveys a wonderful sense of Spain Webster does for the country what Michael Dibdin did for Italy' Geoffrey Wansell Daily Mail'All great cities need a fictional cop and now Valencia has one of the very best in Jason Webster's dope smoking Chief Inspector Max Cámara Step into his world of the corrida corruption and clouds of saffron and you'll be hooked But if he offers you a roll up' uintin Jardi. .
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The Valencia series just gets better and better This despite the fast
action and occasional tumultuous violence is a thoughtful book and what remains and occasional tumultuous violence is
A Thoughtful Book And Whatthoughtful book and what me are the impressions of the interiority of the people their relationships and responses to life crises not to give anything away BrilliantI first came across Jason Webster when I read Duende which I can t recommend enough Since then I ve read the Max Camara novels and they get better and better This is certainly the best of them A gripping crime novel set in a period I new little about it excellently depicts the tumultuous and fascinating nature of Spain s politics A really gripping read The very best in the C mara series so far I really couldn t put it down read it within 24 hours and it left me craving for Jason please Typically I started on book 7 or 8 of this series but I really enjoyed it I m going to start at the beginning and follow it through I haven t read anything set in Spain before and Webster writes well on the political tensions that tear apart the lives of ordinary people as the hero Max Camara attempts to solve a murder that has repercussions up to the top of local government I enjoyed reading about the underground support given to the poor as wages are left unpaid and people struggle and the bringing down of the corruption that has left people in such a terrible state is satisfying We don t see much of this world as tourists This was an intelligent gripping read A classic Camara I like them Another great Max C mara story even better than the earlier ones with an interesting and mysterious plot political extremism corruption in high places economic crisis and its effects and the always engaging police inspector and a host of believable and varied smaller part players The simply terrific storytelling makes it a real page turner very hard to put down even though I tried Someone should. Spain is corrupt and on the brink of collapse The ing is ill banks are closing hospitals are in chaos homes are lost demonstrators riot and right wing thugs patrol the street The tunnels beneath the streets are at once a refuge and a source of anger And as the blood flows Cámara roars in on his motorbikeCámara is back in Valencia with his partner Alicia and his anarchist marijuana growing grandfather Hilario In the old police headuarters the mood is tense as the chief hunts for cuts who.
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fourth outing for Chief Inspector Max Camara and I must sayouting for Chief Inspector Max Camara and I must say is the darkest book to date Following on from The Anarchist Detective Max is back in Valencia and his grandfather Hilario is now living with him Set a backdrop of the meltdown of the banking system in Spain causing panic and the uprise of fascism Max finds himself involved in an investigation which pits him against his friend and partner Torres an investigation which
puts him and his friends at riskWith each Camara novel Jason Webster showshim and his friends at riskWith
Each Camara Novel Jason WebsterCamara novel Jason Webster love of Spain his fascination with its people and it s violent past His skill as an author just eeps growing and he is producing a must read series I can t recommend him enough A great crime mysteryAlmost 5 stars as it was very hard to put downgreat murder mystery and absorbing taste of Valenciasuper characters and our hero is a man among men All written in a winning stylejust enough cliff hanger chapter endings without being annoying about it This is the Max C mara that I ve most enjoyed I was looking for some light reading but found than a who dunnit with the story taking place against the backdrop of economic crisis corruption and citizen unrest While the action part is at its best James Bondish interesting motorcycle seuence there is some extreme violence However for me the portrayal of Max C mara s relationships with his grandfather his partner Alicia and his colleagues is much sensitive and he explores many issues affecting contemporary Spain not just Valencia The 4th book in the Max C mara series which means if like this reader you ve missed the first three there s something to look forward toSet in post financial meltdown Spain BLOOD MED is part crime fiction part police procedural part analysis of a society that s bottomed out The King s illness seems to have provided yet impetus for riots and. Will go Cámara or his friend Torres The two men are flung into action investigating the suicide of an ex bank clerk and the brutal murder of a young American woman As the city erupts around them their case takes them into the heart of the troubleThis dazzling new Cámara novel constantly surprising full of vivid characters exposes the dark underside of today's Spain A powerful gripping page turner it confirms Max Cámara as the detective to watch feeling the pulse of the moment'A series. ,