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A Small Death in Lisbon

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Publisher Comments:

1941. Klaus Felsen, forced out of his Berlin factory into the SS, arrives in a luminous Lisbon, where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs, dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. Felsen's assignment takes him to the bleak mountains of the north where a devious and brutal battle is being fought for an element vital to Hitler's bliztkrieg. There he meets the man who plants the first seed of greed and revenge that will grow into a thick vine in the landscape of post-war Portugal. Late 1990s. Investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past, Inspector Ze Coelho overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones from Portugal's fascist past. This small death in Lisbon is horrific compensation for an even older crime, and Coelho's stubborn pursuit of its truth reveals a tragedy that unites past and present. Robert Wilson's combination of intelligence, suspense, vivid characters, and mesmerizing storytelling richly deserves the international acclaim his novel has received.

Review:

"A Small Death in Lisbon is a well-crafted gem, a guided tour of the human condition in the guise of a mystery novel. Wilson is flat terrific." Stephen Coonts

Review:

"An engrossing tale of how the sins of the past come to corrupt the future. A deft handling of converging timescales and an exploration of fundamental human relationships." Gold Dagger Citation

Review:

"Wilson's masterly work shows us the devastating – and ineradicable – effects of war on the human soul and the national psyche." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

A sex slaying in modern-day Lisbon. A secret in 1941 Berlin. The shocking connection makes this the most talked-about thriller in years.

About the Author

Robert Wilson was born in 1957. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked in shipping, advertising, and trading in Africa. He has traveled in Asia and Africa and has lived in Greece and West Africa. He is married and writes from an isolated farmhouse in Portugal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425184233
Author:
Wilson, Robert
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Wilson, Robert C.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Lisbon
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
01-5
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.77x4.17x1.28 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 464 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425184233 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A Small Death in Lisbon is a well-crafted gem, a guided tour of the human condition in the guise of a mystery novel. Wilson is flat terrific."
"Review" by , "An engrossing tale of how the sins of the past come to corrupt the future. A deft handling of converging timescales and an exploration of fundamental human relationships."
"Review" by , "Wilson's masterly work shows us the devastating – and ineradicable – effects of war on the human soul and the national psyche."
"Synopsis" by ,
A sex slaying in modern-day Lisbon. A secret in 1941 Berlin. The shocking connection makes this the most talked-about thriller in years.
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