The Ignorance of Blood

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A new psychological thriller in the Javier Falcon quartet, that includes THE HIDDEN ASSASSINS and The Blind Man of Seville.

The sweltering city of Seville is still recovering from a shocking and unsolved terrorist attack but now a spectacular car crash brings to light another threat. A dead gangster and a suitcase filled with millions in cash means the prospect of a serious Russian mafia presence on Inspector Jefe Javier Falcón's beat.

As a turf war erupts, Falcón finds himself and those closest to him personally targeted by the lethal forces suddenly unleashed. In the face of such a brutal attack, Falcón decides to retaliate with a ruthlessness that surprises him as much as his adversaries - but it will come at a tragic price.

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In The Ignorance of Blood, the final book of Robert Wilson’s sterling Javier Falcón sequence, his doughty police inspector is in the middle of a battle between Russian mafia groups. He has made a promise to the inhabitants of Seville that he will track down those behind a bombing which has wrecked a pre-school building, and killed many -- including children. Falcón is stumped until a connection with the Russian mob becomes apparent after a fatal car accident. But things are complicated for Falcón when his closest friend, the Moroccan Yacoub Diori (who spies for the Spanish intelligence agency), is blackmailed by a group of terrorists into whose organisation he has inveigled himself.

In The Ignorance of Blood, Robert Wilson demonstrates once again his effortless skill at orchestrating a variety of elements: vividly drawn, fully-rounded characters, complex and intriguing plotting (with endemic corruption and the impact of the past on the present recurring themes), and – perhaps most piquant of all – a strong and atmospheric sense of place; few novels have conjured up the sultry city of Seville with the skill on offer here.

This, regrettably, is the final book in Wilson’s much-admired Falcón quartet will inspire a duality of feeling in readers who have keenly followed the sequence: satisfaction that Wilson has written such a satisfyingfinis to the quartet, and regret that this is to be our last time in the company of the intriguing Javier Falcón. But we can at least anticipate further achievements from the highly talented Robert Wilson. --Barry Forshaw

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Praise for ‘The Ignorance of Blood’:

‘Wilson writes so well… brave, humane, intuitive’ Literary Review

‘A well-engineered plot and dense, chewy prose… skilfully woven together’ Guardian

‘This is a big, serious thriller with echoes of Le Carre…Wilson writes with an impressive sense of inside knowledge, both about contemporary Seville and about its criminal underbelly’ Andrew Taylor, The Spectator

‘The complex narrative contains several set-pieces of breathless brutality and twists and turns like a bull tormented by picadors. This is crime-writing for grown-ups’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The last in the fine quartet… a fitting end to an absorbing, well-written series’ The Times

‘A writer of sharp psychological insights…. This is the final book in Wilson’s much-acclaimed Javier Falcon quartet… but such is the skill with which he has drawn us into Javier Falcon’s world that he is leaving us hungry for more forays into Seville’s dangerous underworld’ Daily Express

‘[Wilson] has given the twists and turns of a thriller a pleasingly idiosyncratic national context, as the crooks on the Costa del Sol invade Seville’ TLS

‘A hard-edged finale to a crime series that succeeds in being shocking and sensitive, intriguing and electrifying, all at the same time’ Northern Echo

‘His writing is always trenchant and pity, his characters heroic and damaged, his descriptions of Spain resonant and prescient. A great contemporary thriller’ Catholic Herald

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