The Hidden Assassins (Javier Falcon) Paperback – 16 Apr 2007
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Praise for ‘The Hidden Assassins’:
‘Wilson drives his narrative expertly… a riveting read, filled with incident and unexpected twists.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Wilson, as always, delivers.’ The Times
‘Few writers mix tension and action as effectively as Robert Wilson… his carefully drawn charcters inhabit unusual, intriguing and psychologically intricate plots that never leave the realm of possibility…excellent.’ Guardian
‘If you only read one thriller this year, make it this one… a thrilling and memorable read.’ Literary Review
‘Wilson has combined an utterly gripping and detailed police investigation with a sensitive and compelling examination of the impact of history on modern Spanish life. One of the year’s best thrillers.’ Irish Independent
Praise for ‘The Silent and the Damned’:
‘First rate… Wilson at his best, a taut, gripping narrative and a sensitive study of the tormented detective.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Wilson’s plotting is intricate, his detective endearingly human, Seville a captivating venue. This is crime fiction of high order.’ The Times
Praise for ‘The Blind Man of Seville:’
‘Crime writing at its very best… it excites, it surprises and it satisfies… a fine important novel.’ Literary Review
‘An ingenious and compelling thriller.’ Daily Telegraph
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR "THE VANISHED HANDS"
"Wilson artfully maintains the suspense until the very end." "New York Post"
"Tangy, sprawly, garrulous, astute, here s one more Wilson witchery." "Los Angeles Times
"A toboggan ride into hell and back." "The Columbus Dispatch"
"Wilson s plotting is intricate, his detective endearingly human, Seville a captivating venue. This is crime fiction of high order." "Times" (London)
PRAISE FOR "THE BLIND MAN OF SEVILLE
""Wilson has a talent for digging beneath the skin to explore psychological and emotional nuances." "The New York Daily News
"Exquisitely painful." Buffalo News
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"Splendid . . . consistently stunning, intriguing, and arresting." "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
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Top Customer Reviews
As always wilson develops the characters and the plot of the book in an excellent manner. my only criticism of the book was that, at times, theres just a little too much going on (including perhaps a few too many characters. I found myself at times having to think back to discover who this person was). I found this distracting and it ultimately spoilt what could have been a very good book (hence 3 instead of 4 *).
This is a good book but not as good as the previous 2 Falcon books, in my opinion. However, the ending of the book leaves you wanting to know more and I believe that Wilson plans a 4th and final Falcon novel. Wilson remains a great thriller writer
Now I regret reading this series out of order! I read the final book in the series some months ago and the events of this book are the backdrop to that one. So I knew a bit more than I should have done when I began this book. However as the pace of the investigation picks up I got over my foreknowledge and got carried along by pace of the story telling.
Amidst all this turmoil, Consuela, Falcon's former lover is going through her own personal horrors. This woman has a tough life! This is third book in the Javier Falcon series and poor Consuela goes went through the mill in Book 2 and because I read the books out of order I know she had a very tough time ahead of her in Book 4!
Javier is persuaded to make a daytrip to Morocco to recruit his Moroccan friend Yakoub to spy on alleged jihadists in his mosque.Read more ›
This is the third of Robert Wilson’s four-book series about Falcón and the story twists and turns relentlessly. The plotting is excellent, I challenge you to work out the answers. As Javier unravels the knots you don’t know what to believe and neither does he.
I am fascinated by the insight into Falcón’s life provided by glimpses of his cooking. His housekeeper leaves his food in the fridge for him to prepare in the evening. He is something of a cook. “Encarnación had left him some fresh pork fillet. He made a salad and sliced up some potatoes and the meat. He smashed up some cloves of garlic, threw them into the frying pan with the pork fillet and chips. He dashed some cheap whisky on top and let it catch fire from the gas flame. He ate without thinking about the food and drank a glass of red rioja to loosen up his mind.” And then he goes out to work again. It is 10pm.
I will not give away the plot details, but there are sub-plots too involving characters who featured in books one and two: Javier’s ex-wife Inés and her husband the judge Esteban Calderón, his ex-girlfriend Consuelo, his sister Manuela.
As always, Seville is an additional character. Its streets, the heat, the lifestyle. It makes me want to go there now.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Discovered these recently - really enjoyed this and previous.Published 5 months ago by Simon M. G. Jones
Once again Robert Wilson has written a book that takes the reader on a fascinating journey with an intricately woven plotPublished 14 months ago by K R Johnson
The third in Wilson's Javier Falcón quartet is as pacy and involving as its predecessors - and sets up some intriguing story lines to be developed further in the finale,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Delanacaprina
Good, but not as good as first two book in series... Really enjoyed the first two books in the Falcon series and was looking forward to reading the next in the series. Read morePublished on 22 Nov. 2013 by nbw
If you enjoyed the other books in this series you`ll love this.
It has great pace and tense ending. Read it!
As always an excellent and fascinating story from Robert Wilson. I am very familiar with the city of Seville so this interests me even more.Published on 14 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
Once again Robert Wilson shows his skills as a writer of intelligent detective drama. His total knowledge of the Spanish legal and police system and his understanding and sympathy... Read morePublished on 24 Dec. 2012 by Amazon Client