The Vanished Hands
By Robert Wilson
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151008414, 368pp.)
Publication Date: January 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Robert Wilson is back with the follow-up to his sensational thriller, The Blind Man of Seville. Javier Falcón has been through therapy and is in the process of breaking free of the psychological damage sustained during his last major investigation. Called to the scene of a suspicious suicide in a wealthy neighborhood on the outskirts of Seville, he begins to investigate a case with no solid evidence when suddenly, in quick succession, two more suicides occur-one of them a fellow police officer in the sex crimes unit. Left to discover what made life so unbearable for these victims, Falcón's task is to find the connection among the suicides. Or were they, in fact, murdered?
ROBERT WILSON is the author of numerous novels, including The Company of Strangers and A Small Death in Lisbon, which won the Gold Dagger Award as Best Crime Novel of the Year from Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked in shipping, advertising, and trading in Africa, and has lived in Greece, Portugal, and West Africa.
PRAISE FOR THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE
"A splendid assembly of complexities and relationships that tangle generations in murder and scandal . . . Wilson has a talent for digging beneath the skin to explore psychological and emotional nuances." -New York Daily News
"This splendid, long and involving novel from Robert Wilson is consistently stunning, intriguing, and arresting." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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