- The latest in the Veronica Rosenthal series, following on from the acclaim for The Foreign Girls (The Times thriller of the month) and The Fragility of Bodies (Financial Times: one of the three best thrillers of the year).
- Veronica is a successful young Buenos Aires journalist, unattached, gutsy and raunchy. She is a fascinating and complicated heroine, driven by a sense of justice but also by lust and ambition.
- Olguin’s story is informed by social criticism and is a subversive attack on corruption and the abuse of the vulnerable in society. This is high-level literary fiction dressed up as a pacy and gripping thriller laced with great humour and eroticism that is never gratuitous.
Haunted by nightmares of her past, Veronica is soon involved in a new investigation. Darío, involved in a car accident that supposedly killed all his family, is convinced that his wife and child have in fact survived and that his wife has abducted their child. A lorry, searched in the port of Buenos Aires on suspicion that it is carrying drugs, is revealed to be transporting human body parts. These seemingly separate incidents prove to be tied in a shadowy web of complicity involving political, medical and religious authorities.