Literary Category: police, black and suspense
Synopsis: When Inspector Nicolás Gallardo returns to Seville, after a seven-year hiatus, and is assigned Leopoldo Barrena’s case, little does he suspect that behind the suicide of the retired politician, in appearance ordinary, there lies a murky conspiracy of abuses, blackmails and torments.
An unexpected accident truncates what is meant to be a simple heist. From this moment on, the gloom of the past, like unhealed wounds, emerges relentlessly, dragging along all those trying to hide the truth or, even worse, those willing to thrive at its expense. Step by step, while attempting to survive his own personal biography, Inspector Gallardo will try to find meaning to the violence that surrounds him. The result of his investigation offers a distressing panorama, that some had thought forgotten: a mysterious orphanage, a young woman’s broken life and the tragedy of some of unhappy children…
“Tired Gods” is a choral novel, crowded with profoundly humane characters that we meet through their daily intimacy, and narrated with brutal sensitivity. In its pages we hear, amid the guilty silence of the executioners, the desperate scream of its victims who, incapable of forgiving themselves for sins they never committed, beg for silence rather than revenge.