The summer of dead toys
When the death of a vulnerable young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo causes the normaly calm Salgado to beat someone up, he is moved off the Project and sent instead to investigate a teenager’s fall to his death in one of Barcelona’s uptown areas. As Salgado begins to uncover the inconveniente truth behind the city’s most powerful familias, two seemingly unresolvable cases are set to implore under the hot Barcelona sun… A skillfully plotted tale of misdeeds and murder in Barcelona high society, introducing inspector Héctor Salgado.
The good Suicides
Senior staff at Alemany Cosmectics come home with a secret after a team-building course in a remote country house. Now they are committing suicide one by one. Soon, they may all be dead. Each has received a photo from an anonymous sender showing dogs hanging dead from a tree near the farm. Deciphering the personalities of these youthful executives and their power structures, Inspector Salgado has his own ways of making them speak. But Barcelona is freezing and the city is hunkering down for an unusually cold spell. Can Salgado break the ice before it’s too late?
May, 2011. Two bodies are found in an abandoned house, near the airport. Buried together, wrapped in a flowery shroud, and with a big amount of cash. They could be a young couple who disappeared seven years ago. After a hazardous media trial, the case was left unsolved. Héctor Salgado and his team are in charge of the investigation, a puzzle with too many pieces. Meanwhile, the Spanish Revolution is beginning on the main squares of the country. People are determined to reveal the true face of politicians. Héctor, who is getting closer to agent Leire Castro, keeps searching his missing ex wife. And to get until the dark causes of Ruth’s disappearence, he will have to dig deep, further down than he had ever imagined, to reach a truth that may have tragic and unexpected consequences.