Literary Category: police, black and suspense
Synopsis: We are all traitors at some point in time in our lives.
The protagonist of Baudelaire's Flowers, Alfredo Maldonado, knows all too well. A prestigious photographer of the industrialized Bilbao of 1917, he finds himself in the midst of the brutal murder of the daughter of one of the city's wealthiest families.
Maldonado, a skeptic with a dark hobby, will dissect with his caustic humor a society indifferent to the tragedy of the First World War. The result of his enquiries will lead him to unravel a plot of family and financial interests, with evil as its common denominator. The novel shows that ambition and meanness are not only attributes of our times.