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 in Barcelona and is eager for another big case. But his boss has other plans. He assigns Salgado to a routine accidental death: A college student fell from a balcony in one of Barcelona’s ritzier neighborhoods. As Salgado begins to piece together the life and world of the victim, he realizes that his death was not all that simple....
After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: "Never forget". What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs - hung to death from a tree - near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.
Young, free and...dead. Senior staff at Alemany Cosmetics company come home with a secret after a team-building course in a remote country house. Now they are committing suicide one by one. Soon they may all be dead. Each has received a photo from an anonymous source of three dogs hanging dead from a tree near the house. Deciphering the personalities of these high-earning executives and their power structure, Inspector Salgado has his own way of making them speak.
Evokes the master of Barcelona-set narrative, Carlos Ruiz Zafon' Independent When the death of a young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo provokes the normally calm Inspector Salgado to beat someone up, he is swiftly removed from the project. Instead, he is sent to investigate a teenager's fall to his death in one of Barcelona's uptown areas.