Synopses & Reviews
"Apart from being a first-rate procedural thriller . . . The Hidden Assassins
is a soul-searing exploration of how the mindless embrace of paranoia by individuals and society can be nearly as damaging as an actual attack."The News & Observer (
As Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón investigates the case of a faceless 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 everybodys fears of terrorism, and panic sweeps the city. But as the media interest and political pressure intensify, Falcón begins to suspect that an even more terrifying discovery awaits.
"The third Falcón thriller once again demonstrates that few writersin any genrecan match Wilsons depth of character and plot or his evocation of place and of history."The Boston Globe
"Falcón is a superbly drawn character who fascinates . . . This is suspenseful storytelling at its best."Deseret Morning News
ROBERT WILSON is the author of eight novels, including A Small Death in Lisbon, which won the Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year. He lives in Portugal and Oxford, England.
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 everybodys 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 Spains borders. A masterful thriller, The Hidden Assassins is fiction of the highest order.
About the Author
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 Britains 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.