The Summer of Dead Toys

The Summer of Dead Toys

A Thriller

Book - 2013
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Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado's violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months. Now he's back, eager for another big case, but his boss assigns him to a routine accidental death in one of Barcelona's ritzier neighborhoods. Hector begins to follow a trail that will lead him deep into the underbelly of Barcelona's high society, where he'll come face-to-face with dangerous criminals, long-buried secrets, and, of course, his own past.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2013
Edition: 1st United States edition
ISBN: 9780770435875
0770435874
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hil
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 25 cm

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nickingram
Mar 01, 2014

Best part of the writing is the author’s use of Barcelona. He captures the still humid heat of summer, the romance of the old barrios, the sounds and smells of the city; the hanging on of the old, despite pressures of the new, etc. Fun to read and to feel the reconstruction of the city and one’s memories of the city, as the plots wind and twist and finally resolve themselves....... with a few things still hanging in the air.

I don't mean to give short shrift to the well written characters.

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