San Sebastian, 1954: Comandante Guzman, Franco's one-time favourite secret policeman is out of favour and exiled to the Basque country.
Guzman was last here during the war, heading a platoon of bloodthirsty irregulars.
He'd rather forget that. But, up in the hills, he'll find he hasn't been forgotten at all.
Madrid, 2010: Forensic Investigator Ana Maria Galindez has been sent to the Basque country, where three skeletons have been found in a sealed cellar.
In the debris surrounding them she finds a scimitar, stamped with a name: Capitan Leopoldo Guzman.
Guzman's name is the key to unlocking Spain's darkest secrets.
But, as Galindez will discover, Guzman's name is also a death sentence.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 10/03/2016
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9781781851531