No of pages: 368
Other Editions: Paperback
Death in the Sun
In Almagen, a small village in the Andalucian mountains, Staffe nurses himself back from the brink of death. His idyllic new life in Spain appeals and he is becoming a part of the community. When his friend, Manolo, takes Staffe to visit Almeria and tells him about a body that has been found buried in an old greenhouse by the Mediterranean, Staffe becomes inexorably drawn to the case.
He befriends a journalist, Raúl, who presents the killing as a simple case of drug-trafficking gone wrong, but it soon emerges that this murder mirrors the methods of torture used during Spain's brutal civil war.
When Raúl plunges to his death in a drunken car crash, Almagen's own secret past slowly rises to the surface, bringing with it family feuds and an expatriate ménage of a famous British artist, a Vietnam War vet, and a beautiful German heiress.
Between the sierra and the sea, everyone seems to want to bury the past - except Staffe, whose new life is threatened as he refuses to abandon his investigation. Once unearthed, the past refuses to go away and the closer the unseen enemy gets, the more Staffe's own past haunts him, and the closer he gets to the man who murdered his parents.
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