It is Holy Week in Seville and the heat is rising, in this standalone novel from the creator of the Nic Costa series (originally published in 1996 as Semana Santa, and inspiring the film of the same name). Tourists are pouring in for the religious festivities and the fiesta of bullfights and parties. So Detective Felipe Torillo and his team are not at all happy to be confronted with what may be a serial killer—especially with an observer on board. Visiting academic Maria Gutiérrez was only supposed to be studying police methods, but she can see something in the killings that has eluded them, and is soon plunged into a spiral of corruption, revenge, and twisted sexuality that is tied to Spain's blood-soaked history.
"Hewson is a daunting talent—a writer who is a master stylist, who respects the audience's intelligence and who effortlessly keeps the thrills coming a mile a minute."—Jeffery Deaver