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4.0 out of 5 stars Tense, compelling and intricate, 25 Mar. 2009
This review is from: The Ignorance of Blood (Hardcover)
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I read The Blind Man of Seville, the first of the 4 book Javier Falcon series, when it came out some years ago and was a bit disappointed with it. This is the fourth in the series and there's nothing disappointing about this one. From the outset Wilson sets up a tense and multi-layered plotline that sets off waves of action. The Russian mafia in Seville, corrupt officials, a child's kidnapping, and international terrorists all combine for a tense and compelling read.

Many thrillers seem to me to shoe-horn in the writer's concerns (e.g. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) but here the plot seems to unwind organically, each twist leading to the next with a kind of fatal logic. Be warned, some of the violence is extremely gruesome, but it completely fits the characters of the perpetrators and so is justified by plot.

Towards the end, there were places where it feels like Wilson is in a bit of a rush to move on, and the prose starts to feel a bit unfinished. Not a huge problem but enough to drop a star from me. If you haven't read the previous books in the series (as I hadn't) this probably isn't the ideal place to start since it is built on what has happened in the past. But the book is complete in itself, and definitely left me hungry to go back to the previous books, even knowing how they will ultimately play out. So overall a great read, well recommended.
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