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Prey for the Shadow Javier Cercas

Prey for the Shadow By Javier Cercas

Prey for the Shadow by Javier Cercas

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The second Terra Alta Investigation - a new crime series by one of Europe's leading writers

Prey for the Shadow Summary

Prey for the Shadow by Javier Cercas

The mayor of Barcelona is being blackmailed.

A sex tape from her student days - one she never knew existed. The price: 300,000 euros and her immediate resignation.

A political chameleon who swept to power on a populist wave, she has her enemies. Nor can she trust those closest to her. Both her ex-husband and her deputy would profit from her fall.

Melchor Marin, living a quiet life in Terra Alta, is tempted back to Barcelona to work the case. But what seemed a simple matter has its roots in far more serious and disturbing crimes.

With the mayor on the verge of capitulation, a shock revelation changes everything - not least the course of Melchor's life. At long last, his heart's dark desire is in his grasp.

Praise for Even the Darkest Night

A gem of a book, easily the best I've read this year M W Craven

A wonderful novel. I look forward to many more Melchor stories A N Wilson

The first in what promises to be an excellent series Guardian

Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean

Prey for the Shadow Reviews

This novel is not just good, it's great -- Alvaro Colomer * Diari Ara *
Cercas' best. A terrific novel -- Jose Maria Pozuelo Yvancos * ABC Cultural *
The new Cercas shines brightly -- Jordi Amat * La Vanguardia *

A courageous Javier Cercas seeks to give an allegorical dimension to social observation,
and succeeds ... a committed moral novel and belligerent tale of denunciation

-- Santos Sanz Villanueva * Zenda Libros *

About Javier Cercas

Javier Cercas was born in 1962. He is a novelist, short-story writer and columnist, whose books include Soldiers of Salamis (which sold more than a million copies worldwide, won six literary awards in Spain and was filmed by David Trueba), The Tenant and The Motive, The Speed of Light and The Anatomy of a Moment. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Barcelona.

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Prey for the Shadow by Javier Cercas
Quercus Publishing
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