Unsuccessful lawyer Gonzalo Gil is shattered upon hearing that his estranged sister, Laura, has committed suicide under unusual circumstances. As he investigates, Gil discovers that Laura is suspected of having murdered a Russian gangster who had kidnapped and killed her young son. What seems to be revenge is just the beginning of a tortuous path that will take Gil through the untold annals of his family's past, and in this Washington Post Best Book of the Year, he is stunned to uncover his father's role during Spain's darkest years.
"A mystery on an epic scale, extending over decades, generations, and nations…Meticulously plotted and stylishly written."—Kirkus Reviews