Pepe Carvalho, ex-cop, ex-marxist and constant gourmet, is working as a private detective in Barcelona, when a body is pulled out of the sea, its face so badly destroyed that the only way of identifying it is through a tattoo that says: 'Born to raise hell in hell'. A local hairdresser hires Carvalho to find out who the man is.
Meanwhile, the Barcelona police make a connection between the murder and local drug dealers and prostitutes, and they begin raiding bars and brothels.
A lead on the identity of the murdered man brings Carvalho to Amsterdam, where he gets entangled with a drug gang.
As the pace accelerates, Carvalho realises that this is no straightforward John Doe case.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/08/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781846686672