Literary Category: police, black and suspense
Language: Español, Catalán
Published at: Fisher (Germany), A.W. Bruna (The Netherlands), Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Fleuve (France), Intrinseca (Brasil), Lua de Papel (Portugal), Eksmo (Russia), Europa (Hungary), Psichogios (Greece), Knihy Dobrovsky (Czech Republic), Iztok Zapad (Bulgary), The Knopf Doubleday Group (English world), Vintage (Spanish US), Fraktura (Croatia), Muza (Poland).
Synopsis: Tasio Ortiz de Zárate, the brilliant archaeologist who was condemned for the strange murders that terrorized the tranquil city of Vitora two decades ago, is about to be released from prison on his first permission when the crimes begin to start up again: in the emblematic Old Cathedral of Vitoria, a 20 year old couple turns up naked and dead from bee stings in their throats. A little later, another couple, 25 years old, is murdered in la Casa del Cordón, a well-known medieval building.
The young inspector Unai López de Ayala—also known as Kraken--, expert in criminal profiles, is obsessed with preventing the crimes before they happen, but a still recent personal tragedy makes it impossible for him to deal with this case like any other. His unorthodox methods irritate his boss, Alba, the deputy superintendent with which he maintains an ambiguous relationship marked by the crimes… Time is against him and the threat stalks him at every corner of the city. Who will be next?
An absorbing crime novel that moves between mythology, legends of Álava, archeology, family secrets, and criminal psychology. An elegant and complex noir novel that shows how the errors of the past can influence the present.