As Barcelona prepares for the Games, the city is turned over to make way for new roads, a new stadium and the giant prawns of Mariscal.
Private Investigator Pepe Carvalho - who remembers the good old days when a hammer always came with a sickle - now finds himself forced to work for Olympic entrepreneurs whose only game plan is to make a fast buck.
As Montalban's overweight hero cruises the backstreets of the Barcelona dream, finding dead bodies and broken socialist promises, he remembers an older, seedier Barcelona hidden behind the shiny new Olympic City. Like his beloved city, Carvalho is forced to confront the sins of the past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/08/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781846686726