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“Montalbán writes with authority and compassion—a le Carré-like sorrow.”—Publishers WeeklyThe lights go out during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Spanish Communist Party; Fernando Garrido, the general secretary, has been murdered. Pepe Carvalho, who has worked for both the party and the CIA, is well-suited to track down Garrido’s murderer. This, the best-known t“Montalbán writes with authority and compassion—a le Carré-like sorrow.”—Publishers WeeklyThe lights go out during a meeting of the Central Committee of the Spanish Communist Party; Fernando Garrido, the general secretary, has been murdered. Pepe Carvalho, who has worked for both the party and the CIA, is well-suited to track down Garrido’s murderer. This, the best-known title in the Pepe Carvalho series, features everything that is wonderful about the books: sex, politics and a most vivid sense of Spain....

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  • فهد الفهد
    2018-08-31 18:25

    Murder in the Central Committee كنت في مكتبة برشلونية أفتش عن كتاب برشلوني، وهو تقليد جميل! أن تقتني كتاباً يعبر بشكل أو بآخر عن المدينة التي تزورها – نعم الناس تعود من سفرها بتحف صغيرة وأنا أعود بكتب -، كنت أفكر حينها بكتاب روبرت هيوز عن تاريخ برشلونة، أو ربما كتاب ديفونسو فالكونيز (كاتدرائية البحر) والذي يتناول بناء كاتدرائية سانتا ماريا ديل مار، ولكني لم أجد في كل مكتبة زرتها إلا كتب كارلوس رويث زافون، وبما أن كتب زافون حظت وستحظى بترجمات عربية ممتازة فلا معنى لاقتناء النسخة الإنجليزية منها، ثم وقعت على هذه الرواية البوليسية البرشلونية لمانويل فاسكيز مونتالبن، طبعاً نكتشف بعد صفحات قليلة أن المحقق البرشلوني بيبي كارفالو سيغادر برشلونة إلى مدريد ليحقق في جريمة مقتل سكرتير الحزب الشيوعي الإسباني، فلذا الرواية ليست برشلونية تماماً ولكن هذا لا يهم لأن مونتالبن يكتب رواية بوليسية غير تقليدية كما يقدم شخصية محقق غير تقليدي فكارفالو الشيوعي السابق لم يعد مهتماً بالمثل والأفكار والنضال، لقد طلق هذا كله بل صار يستمتع بحرق الكتب أكثر من قراءتها، اهتمامات كارفالو تتلخص حالياً - إلى جانب عمله كمحقق خاص - في الطعام والنساء، هكذا يخصص مونتالبن قسم لا بأس منه من الكتاب في تعريفنا بالمطبخ المدريدي ومقارنته بالمطبخ البرشلوني، وبين هذا كله يقوم كارفالو بلقاءاته بالمشتبه بهم من أعضاء الحزب الشيوعي، كما تتم مطاردته من رجال غامضين، وإغوائه من امرأة فاتنة، هذا غير اختطافه وتهديده بالقتل مراراً، رواية طريفة جداً وممتعة.

  • John
    2018-08-23 20:32

    A few years after the death of Franco and the return to Spain of a form of democracy, the venerable Secretary General of the Communist Party, a hero of the Civil War, is murdered in circumstances that would seem to have made murder impossible. (It's not actually a locked-room mystery, although the characters and many readers describe it as such.) Barcelona PI Pepe Carvalho, himself an ex-communist who was imprisoned by Franco, is called to Madrid to investigate, the Party committee members having little confidence in the cop who's been put in charge of the case, a brutal enforcer during the Franco years.I spotted the gimmick of the murder early on, and was startled that Carvalho and everyone else chose willfully to ignore it almost for the duration. Aside from that, though, I spent large tracts of the novel feeling as if I were lost and flailing, uncertain of what was going on and why it was going on. There were extensive digressions on communist theory and communism's Spanish history, and these I quite enjoyed, as I did those on literature and food. There were some extraordinarily bizarre pieces of imagery, far from all of which seemed to me to work: "Santos spoke with passion; even, one might have said, with a moist warmth in those eyes which harboured the immortal remains of his friend and comrade Fernando Garrido.""The car stopped and they kissed, Carvalho’s tongue on the edge of the abyss, hers lightly perched on the railings.""As Gladys jumped out of bed, all her orbs visually jingled like bells.""The joke came from a brunette wearing seamed stockings and a mole beside her mouth."I've no idea if my sense of continuing confusion and ungroundedness came from a cultural gulf of which I'm unaware between the conventions of Spanish fiction and those of Anglophone fiction -- although I've read other translated Spanish novels without problem -- or if it's something particular to this novel (or this author). Whatever the case, I came to the end of Murder in the Central Committee with the feeling that one of Pepe Carvalho's gourmand meals had been laid out appetizingly in front of me, then whipped away just as my fork was poised.

  • Sandra
    2018-09-12 16:52

    Questo libro è stato scritto da Montalban nel 1981, quando la Spagna era uscita da poco dalla dittatura franchista. Dalla amata Barcellona, che rappresenta l’ancoraggio della Spagna all’Europa, il detective Pepe Carvalho è costretto a trasferirsi a Madrid, la capitale che ancora porta i segni del franchismo. L’incarico è quello, conferitogli dal partito comunista spagnolo, di portare avanti un’indagine parallela a quella della polizia –che è guidata da Fonseca, un poliziotto che all’epoca di Franco guidava la feroce repressione degli oppositori al regime- per scoprire il colpevole dell’assassinio, avvenuto all’interno della stanza in cui era riunito il Comitato Centrale del partito, in pochi minuti in cui la luce è andata via, del Segretario Generale Fernando Garrido. La trama gialla è secondaria rispetto agli elementi tipici dell’hard boiled (violenza, sesso, inseguimenti, sparatorie), ma la finalità primaria dello scrittore è quella di celebrare, attraverso l’episodio del pugnalamento di Garrido, la “morte” del vecchio partito comunista spagnolo, il cui Comitato Centrale raccoglie protagonisti della lotta eroica dell'antifascismo, personaggi torturati, carcerati, condannati alla prigione sotto il regime franchista: un partito nato come espressione della lotta di classe, poi immerso nella guerra al fascismo in clandestinità, e finalmente emerso alla vita politica regolare con l’avvento della democrazia, che si porta dietro, senza riuscire a superarla, la “mania di persecuzione” e una “cultura di catacomba”.E’ il primo Montalban che leggo e non mi ha pienamente soddisfatto: la sua scrittura è frizzante e scoppiettante, fin troppo per i miei gusti, tant’è che in diverse occasioni sono stata colta impreparata dai bruschi cambiamenti di situazioni e di discorsi, che mi hanno costretto a rileggere alcune pagine; il finale non mi è piaciuto del tutto, in particolare perché Montalban ha scelto un finale che non privilegia lo sviluppo della trama gialla, bensì riflessioni sociopolitiche, alle quali sembra molto più interessato. Pepe Carvalho però mi piace, un investigatore gourmet dedito ai piaceri della vita (non solo la cucina), in aperta lotta con la cultura letteraria, che “separa dalla vita” fornendo emozioni artificiali, lotta che combatte bruciando i libri, gravati da tale responsabilità. Un intellettuale “sui generis”.

  • Leo
    2018-08-24 20:46

    No me sonaba ni el nombre de este autor antes de ver sus libros en la estantería de la libreria de turno. Su curriculum te deja bastante impresionado: tropecientos premios (un Raymond Chandler nada menos), libros de varios géneros y reconocimiento internacional. Pues es una pena que este libro me haya dejado un poco fría. Curiosamente, había partes que me tenían enganchada y en la iba devorando una línea tras otra. Pero también había otras que me resultaba difícil de seguir y por ende tediosas. Tengo el problema añadido de que Carvalho, el detective protagonista me ha dado igual. Lo más interesante es el paisaje político donde se desarrolla la historia. En los libros de texto nos podrán enseñar la España de entreguerras, el franquismo y la persecución comunista que vino (que tampoco porque esos temas venían al final del libro y da gracias si llegabamos al comienzo del siglo XX) pero sin contextualizarnos igual de útil resultaría aprender la vida en Alice Springs en 1020 (año random). Vázques Montalbán a veces se va bastante por las ramas relatando tiempos pasados de militancia de Carvalho (y es ahí donde el libro se vuelve más tedioso) pero se sirve del asesinato de Garrido para tejer decadas de historia del comunismo en España y así darnos una idea a aquellos a los que nos queda lejísimos todo aquello (y no por años sino por como han cambiado las cosas.)Yo no soy nada de novela histórica pero mucho de policiaca pero aquí el caso es que los tejemanejes para encontrar al asesino parecian entrometerse con la historia. Vale que sirve para poner la acción y a los personajes en movimiento pero los matones que se pasaban el día haciendole de carabina a Carvahlo se los podía haber ahorrado. Que aburrimiento de tíos. Al final queda un libro deslavazado con una parte que sobrecarga lo realmente interesante. No repetiré con Carvalho.

  • Bill
    2018-09-02 20:34

    Quite a different story; a mystery set in Spain, with communist party dialectics, murder, food.. I wasn't sure about the translation at times, but I think it's just the style of writing of the author and the translating from Spain to English, quite different languages. There was humour, an interesting mystery; noir style; complications from various factions, but ultimately a satisfying ending. I'm not sure if it's quite worth a 4, but more than a 3. I will read more to find out more about Pepe Carvallho, ex Spanish Communist and US CIA operative.

  • Markos
    2018-08-31 20:29

    Το βιβλίο σε κρατάει καθηλωμένο, διαβάζεται πολύ εύκολα. Ένας πρώην κομμουνιστής ντετέκτιβ αναλαμβάνει να λύσει την μυστηριώδη δολοφονία του γενικού γραμματέα του κομμουνιστικού κόμματος που έγινε σε κλειστό χώρο όπου βρίσκονταν μόνο υψηλόβαθμα στελέχη της κεντρικής επιτροπής. Μια όμορφη περιγραφή της Ισπανικής κουζίνας ξεδιπλώνεται παράλληλα (το βιβλίο δε διαβάζεται εάν πεινάς!). Ο συγγραφέας, πρώην κομμουνιστής και αυτός, ζωγραφίζει βιαστικά πορτραίτα χαρακτήρων όπως έχουν διαμορφωθεί στην Ισπανία μετά τον Φράνκο. Αν και δεν έχουν βάθος οι χαρακτήρες, οι γκριμάτσες τους και οι αντιδράσεις τους περιγράφονται ώρες ώρες με λεπτομέρεια που θυμίζει πραγματικούς ανθρώπους. Ας πούμε ο διοικητής ασφάλειας και πρώην βασανιστής περιγράφεται περίπου σαν καρικατούρα. Ωστόσο ο τρόπος που μιλά, το χιούμορ του, οι αντιδράσεις του μοιάζουν τόσο πολύ με πραγματικές αντιδράσεις ανθρώπων που έχουν τέτοιο παρελθόν που σκέφτομαι ότι μάλλον κάποια στοιχεία του περιβάλλοντος πλάθουν καθοριστικά τους ανθρώπους. Ο τρόπος ομιλίας ορισμένων ανώτατων κομματικών στελεχών είναι επίσης χαρακτηριστικός κάθε περιβάλλοντος όπου υπάρχουν απόλυτες αλήθειες προσβάσιμες χωρίς κανένα "πέπλο άγνοιας" ή ενδογενούς χάους που να εμποδίζει την "κατάκτησή τους". Είναι φοβερό πόσο μοιάζουν άνθρωποι που έζησαν εκατοντάδες χιλιόμετρα και δεκαετίες μακριά.

  • Ching-Bing-Ping
    2018-09-06 15:33

    Maybe I am too dense, or maybe I don’t understand English. But, this book just didn’t work out for me. Cause out of the 224 odd pages in this book I had already spent around 150 without getting a single clue to the investigation, I didn’t have any clue as to the life of the murder victim. And I also didn’t have any clue regarding the style of narration used.And on top of everything, long paragraphs on Communism, and longer discussions of food. Make no mistake, I am a foodie, and I love to hate Communism, but I wouldn’t want an overdose of either two in a crime novel, where the crime, the clues, the detection and every other thing related to Crime writing does not takes a backseat but is entirely absent. A bad bad experience.Or else the translator got it all wrong!!!

  • Dave Johnson
    2018-08-26 20:40

    The era of Central Committees and powerful Communist parties (and powerful labour movements) seems so distant but Montalban managed to convey this vanished period while overlaying it with a tightly plotted thriller. I enjoyed it a lot.

  • Giuseppe Lombardo
    2018-09-17 14:30

    Doppiezze, vendette, giochi di potere: in questo giallo politico Vazquez Montalban riesce, in poche pagine, a imprimere la sua cifra stilistica, a dipingere con maestria l’atmosfera che si respirava nella Spagna appena uscita dal franchismo. Il regime defunto, coi suoi sgherri ancora nelle posizioni di comando, non sarà un osservatore neutro nelle indagini che Pepe Carvalho – detective protagonista della trama – condurrà su commissione del Partito Comunista in seguito all’omicidio del segretario generale, Fernando Garrido. Uomo di spirito, fumatore incallito, Garrido viene assassinato durante una riunione del Comitato Centrale: e toccherà a Carvalho, ex comunista che ha rotto con quel mondo, guidare un’inchiesta privata che lo porterà da Barcellona a Madrid. Il detective finirà così al centro di una battaglia di spie appartenenti a opposte fazioni, minacciato e vessato da più parti. Mai noioso, scritto come fosse la sceneggiatura di una fiction, il romanzo di Montalban è un racconto avvincente in cui le sofferenze umane e la fede politica s’intrecciano in un connubio intricato.

  • Abrir un Libro
    2018-09-01 16:33

    Siguiendo con mi periplo de re-lectura de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán con las preciosas ediciones en color amarillo, vuelvo a quedarme una vez más enganchada al estilo punzante y poético de MVM y, sobre todo, a su crónica social tan certera y aguda.Corre 1980, Madrid, y en una reunión del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de España en la sala de un hotel y después de un breve apagón de luz, aparecerá asesinado su secretario general, Fernando Garrido. (¿Recuerda la fonética al nombre de un secretario general del PCE?).Es necesario repetir que el cambio que se produce en la narrativa del autor y en la organización de las tramas de las novelas de Carvalho, a partir de la tercera entrega con Los mares del sur —Premio Planeta 1979 y premio Le Grand Prix de littérature policière en 1981—, es francamente evidente y presenta una gran mejora. MVM se convierte ... http://www.abrirunlibro.com/2017/05/a...

  • Imanol
    2018-09-03 21:34

    Cuarta entrega de la serie carvalho.En esta ocasion, se me ha hecho un poco lenta y peasada la trama, de ahi que haya bajado su puntuacion, aunque lo que es evidente es que montalban tiene una de las mejores plumas que he leido.En esta ocasion, lo que mas me gusta es que se desarrolla en madrid, por lo que carvalho comenta varios topicos de esta ciudad mientras recorre sus calles haciendo paradas en toda clase de bares.Hubiese molado una novela conjunta entre manuel y juan madrid. Lastima!

  • Maria Medvedeva
    2018-08-21 15:31

    I read the book in Spanish and probably it is my fault not the author’s, but I found the language quite difficult and full of metaphors that I could not decipher. A lot of passages in the book were hard to follow. I don’t know if I will be reading more of the same author, maybe if my Spanish gets much better.

  • Claudio Valverde
    2018-09-18 20:40

    Es muy bueno y tiene una manera muy particular de escribir. Es curioso la inclinación del autor por los "pasajes gastronómicos" que, si no me equivoco están presentes en muchas de sus obras. Recomendable.

  • XandreRL
    2018-08-23 19:29

    Nueva historia del Inspector Carvalho, muy en la linea marcada por la personalidad del personaje de Montalbán. En este caso deja su habitual Barcelona para localizar la trama en la capital madrileña. Eso funciona como excusa perfecta para el turismo gastronómico y las aventuras, siempre un poco recargadas de filosofía personal en una trama, en esta ocasión, algo irregular y, como siempre, en el límite de la ambigüedad. Interesante desenlace.

  • Charles Kerns
    2018-09-19 13:38

    This is the book for you if:You are interested in post-Franco SpainYou want a locked room mysteryYou are interested in Franco SpainYou wonder exactly what went on with the communists and socialists in Europe.You want to know about Catalan cookingMacho Barcelona is OK with youPolitical diatribes make you tingle

  • Joe Cummings
    2018-09-14 20:30

    Sherlock Holmes played the violin. I cook.-Pepe CarvalhoMurder in the Central Committee is Patrick Camiller's 1985 translation of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán's 1981 novel Asesinato en el Comité Central. Written six years after the death of Franco, the novel is a locked door mystery that captures the political environment of the time. It is the fifth volume in the Pepe Carvalho series. Montalbán was at this time a former communist (as is his character Pepe Carvalho), and he describes with a somewhat jaundiced eye the struggles of his former comrades as they turbulently try to make a transition from banned organization to a modern and relevant political party. Of course detective Pepe Carvalho is his cynical self, and he only takes the job that will take him from BCN to Madrid with the assurances by his employers that there are restaurants in the Spanish capital that offer great food at reasonable prices. While there he will meet old as well as makes new friends and enemies as he investigates the strange death of the Communist Party's general secretary who was murdered during a closed door session of the party's leadership.As with other volumes in this series, the detective's gourmand appetite and humor shine throughout the story. The novel records the madridleño culinary scene as much as it does the organizational discord among the Spanish Left after the death of France. The writer's droll observations of the world around him always amuse. Of course there is a share of sex and violence, too.This is second novel about the Gallego detective Pepe Carvalho, and I 'm enjoying the series. I look forward to reading more by Vázquez Montalbán. I hope that you'll enjoy the novel, too.

  • Mary
    2018-09-03 20:55

    Quite a while ago I'd read a couple of this author's books and really enjoyed them. So I decided to get through the rest.The books tell the tale of Pepe Carvahlo, a food loving, loose living private detective in Barcelona. Not long after Franco's death. The books are interesting for their descriptions of Barcelona, it's foods and wines and a look at the politics of the time. Usually without getting too deep.This book was my least favourite of the ones I've read so far. It is the one most heavily mired in politics. the politics of the Communist Party. Carvahlo is asked by the Communist Party to discover who murdered their Secretary Genral, in a closed room with a small amount of suspects. Carvahlo himself is an ex-communist and is therefore reviled by many of those he is investigating. The politics are not uninteresting it's just that there is too much that over everything else.It is an interesting tale but I got bogged down by all the political discussion. Also the book is set in Madrid and doesn't have the same vibe. There is less discussion of food on a regular basis. Though there are the typical seductions.I think if I had a better knowledge of Spanish history under Franco's rule I may have found it an easier read. That is definitely a knowledge void I need to work on.

  • Emperador Spock
    2018-08-26 15:37

    Tras leer "Los mares del sur" y boztezar cada tres minutos por los mezquinos y banales problemitas de la clase privilegiada, el "Asesinato" me da en la mandíbula un fuerte golpe de puño lleno de líos políticos, amargos recuerdos y las llamas de luchas clandestinas recientes, que siguen no extinguidos definitivamente.Una gran parte de la novela es un viaje por el pasado de Carvalho, y gracias a esto, el autor acierta a profundizar muchos de los personajes. De hecho, la madurez y el tamaño de los carácteres es uno de los encantos principales del trabajo que sobresalen el misterio mismo del crimen.Me han decepcionado: (1) el desarollo lento del argumento que parece la marca del autor (por lo menos es gradual sin zancadas); (2) la obsesión con la comida: entiendo que es un rasgo muy profundo del la personalidad de Pepe, pero el leer sobre callos y vinos entre cada disparo de pistola y cada choque de cojones es cada vez más penoso. Carvalho compara su predilección por llenar la barriga con las adicciones de Holmes: entonces, Holmes no pasa todos los cuentos barajando jeringas de cocaína con puñados de tabaco, están presentes, son mencionadas, claro, pero no ocupan 40% de los textos. Espero que otras entregas de la serie sean más moderadas en este aspecto.

  • Mick Leach
    2018-08-21 15:30

    I read this in Spanish and quite a lot of the story is told through colloquial conversational dialogue, and I struggled a little. The chairman of the Spanish communist party is murdered at a full central committee meeting during a brief power blackout, taking place in the years just after Franco's death and as the party hopes to be developing its role in the rejuvenated democracy. The plot is simple enough: as well as the police investigation the Party hires a private detective to look in to the matter as well, and the various factions all try to force him to reveal his conclusions to them first. But I'm not sure quite what the book intends to be. There's the plot: so is it a crime thriller? There are lots of references to old-style and new-style communism, and old-style and new-style party members: so is it politcal comment? Yet, too, there is farce: the violently unbelievable interventions of the factions; and the central character, the private detective, who gives in to the temptations of gluttony and lust.

  • Justin Podur
    2018-09-02 19:42

    My kind of book: a very political, very detailed mystery by someone who is incredibly well informed. In terms of action and plot complexity, this isn't a Jack Reacher novel, but in terms of local color, detail, and political sophistication, it is unbeatable. I enjoyed it a lot, and if you have any experience in any leftist organization, you'll probably find it cathartic. The author, and hence the detective, is also a foodie, and so foodies might enjoy the very detailed and poetic descriptions of food, and might find amusing the fact that questions of murder and politics are handled no less seriously than questions of recipes and ingredients.

  • Mohammad Mirzaali
    2018-09-10 20:29

    با انتظارِ یه داستانِ کارآگاهی-پلیسی شروع به خوندنِ مجموعه‌ی «دایره‌ی هفتم» نشر نیلوفر کردم ولی این اوّلی‌اش بیشتر یه داستان سیاسی -و گاهی حتّا مانیفست سیاسی- بود. برا همین شاید کتابْ کتابِ بهتری باشه، این‌جا با چیزی که در انتظارش بودم تفاوت داشت. «پپه کاروایو» درواقع کارآگاه خیلی جذّابی نیست، پرخوره و متّکی به اکت‌آی صرفاً فیزیکی و بی‌ظرافت. از طرفی خود باثکث مونتالبان هم تو گره‌افکنی و گره‌گشائی خیلی خواننده رو شگفت‌زده نمی‌کنه. درباره‌ی ترجمه هم باید گفت که واقعاً خوب نیست

  • Barbara Ab
    2018-09-19 18:47

    Non conoscevo questo scrittore di polizieschi spagnolo. Anche se ho letto solo questo è palese nel libro una certa autoreferenzialità in quanto lo scrittore ci immerge in una Spagna post-dittatoriale , nelle beghe di un partito comunista con tutti i suoi lati oscuri, nelle idiosincrasie di una nuova democrazia, di cui lui è stato profondamente partecipe nei suoi trascorsi. Ora non ho tempo, ma mi ripropongo di leggerne altri un giorno. Indubbiamente da leggere per chi ama i gialli.

  • Gonfer
    2018-09-01 13:38

    Col pretesto di un'indagine sull'assassinio del segretario generale del PCE, Montalbàn descrive sogni, realtà ed illusioni della Spagna post-Franco, delineandola con il suo stile pungente, ironico e spietatamente realista, controbilanciato però dai consueti eccessi culinari (e non solo) di Pepe, il passato del quale affiora man mano che ci inoltriamo nella lettura. Da non perdere, ma anche da leggere solo dopo aver letto gli splendidi "Tatuaggio" e "I mari del sud".

  • Jose
    2018-08-29 15:45

    Libro marxista facción grouchoniana, donde Carvalho vuelve a no moverse sino a ser movido durante la investigación del asesinato del secretario general del PCE. Y donde Carvalho escucha y calla más que otorga, porque como dice Groucho siempre "es mejor permanecer callado y parecer tonto que hablar y despejar las dudas definitivamente".Viajes: MadridLibros quemados: 'El problema de la vivienda', de Engels; 'Antología de poesía erótica castellana' de Bernatán y García.

  • Mikee
    2018-09-21 16:48

    A maddening book, featuring Barcelona private detective Pepe Carvalho - ex-communist, ex-CIA - who now believes in nothing. Murder in a locked room. Many characters. Much violence. Food. A little sex and a healthy dollop of politics and Communist innuendo. Delicious. I may read it again. I will take notes.

  • Juliet
    2018-09-05 14:28

    Only got a third of the way through - I was bored by the book, mostly because I didn't understand the politics. This is definitely written for a Spanish audience. Enjoyed descriptions of food and walking around Madrid.

  • Peter
    2018-09-02 14:25

    The 5th novel in the Pepe Carvalho series by Montalban. This one is a marvelous tour of communist party politics in the late 1980s-early 1990s post Franco Spain. Set in Madrid it is filled as usual with an incredible erudition about books, culture, food and literary references.

  • Angel Serrano
    2018-09-04 20:33

    El secretario general del Partido Comunista de España muere asesinado durante la celebración de un Comité Central. Con tantos enemigos políticos nacionales e internacionales, Pepe Carvalho no tendrá fácil encontrar al culpable y su motivación.

  • Naki
    2018-09-15 15:50

    Another Pepe. A great detective story

  • Federico Bonato
    2018-09-02 14:46

    Non mi è piaciuto.Lettura troppo difficile da seguire, salti temporali e riferimenti (per me) troppo complicati....libro abbandonato