The Hidden Assassins
By Robert Wilson
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151012398, 464pp.)
Publication Date: November 2006
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As Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón investigates a faceless, mutilated corpse, the beautiful city of Seville is rocked by a massive explosion. The discovery of a mosque in the basement of a devastated apartment building confirms everybody’s terrorist fears. Panic sweeps the city and the region goes on red alert. As more bodies are dragged from the rubble, the media interest and political pressure intensify and Falcón suspects that all is not what it appears to be. Just as he comes close to cracking the conspiracy, he makes the most terrifying discovery of all and the race is on to prevent a catastrophe far beyond Spain’s borders. A masterful thriller, The Hidden Assassins is fiction of the highest order.
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 VANISHED HANDS "Tangly, sprawly, garrulous, astute, here's one more Wilson witchery."--Los Angeles Times "Wilson builds a many-layered portrait of survivors and perpetrators, each consumed by rage, guilt, or depression." -- The Boston Globe