The Summer of Dead Toys

The Summer of Dead Toys

Book - 2012 | Doubleday Canada edition
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Inspector Hector Salgado is a transplanted Argentine living in Barcelona. While working on human trafficking case, Salgado's violent temper got the best of him and he beat a suspect within an inch of his life. Ordered on probation, he fled to Argentina to cool off for a few months.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2012
Edition: Doubleday Canada edition
ISBN: 9780385678704
Branch Call Number: HILLGUM
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 01, 2014

Best part of the writing is the author’s use of Barcelona. He captures the still humid heat of summer, the romance of the old barrios, the sounds and smells of the city; the hanging on of the old, despite pressures of the new, etc. Fun to read and to feel the reconstruction of the city and one’s memories of the city, as the plots wind and twist and finally resolve themselves....... with a few things still hanging in the air.

I don't mean to give short shrift to the well written characters.

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