The Sound of One Hand Killing

The Sound of One Hand Killing

Paperback - 2013
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Two detectives, brothers Borja and Eduard, are contracted by best-selling author Teresa Solana to research the world of so-called alternative therapies. They enroll for a course at Zen Moments, an exclusive meditation center in the ritziest part of Barcelona, only to discover the director murdered, whacked in the head with a statuette of the Buddha. The violent death of a neighbor--who happens to be a CIA agent--simultaneously drags them into an international conspiracy complicated by Borja's attempt to smuggle a priceless Assyrian figurine, the 'Lioness of Baghdad.'
Publisher: London : Bitter Lemon, 2013
ISBN: 9781908524065
1908524065
Branch Call Number: SOLANA T
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 20 cm

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stewstealth
Feb 06, 2018

A rather implausible plot with what amounts to rather dim witted characters get entangled in a couple of different mysteries. Originally written in Catalan, it is hard to know if the problem is with the translation or the cultural differences. It appears to be a satirical story about Barcelona's establishment that is hard to penetrate as a North American. The novel is quite short so you won't invest much time if you choose to read it.

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