The Ignorance of Blood

By Robert Wilson

The final psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon, the tortured detective from ‘The Hidden Assassins’ and ‘The Blind Man of Seville.’

In the wake of a terrorist attack on Seville, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon is determined to fulfil his promise to its citizens – that he’ll bring the real perpetrators to justice. The violent death of a gangster provides evidence implicating the Russian mafia in the outrage but pitches Falcon into the heart of a turf war over prostitution and drugs.

Now the target of vicious hoods, Falcon finds those closest to him are also coming under intolerable pressure. His best friend, who’s spying for the Spanish government, reveals he is being blackmailed by Islamist extremists, and Falcon’s own lover suffers a mother’s worst nightmare.

Confronted by such fanaticism and brutality, Falcon realizes that only the most ruthless retaliation will work.

But there is a terrible price to pay…

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 05 Mar 2009
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0-00-720293-5
Robert Wilson was born in 1957. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked in shipping and advertising in London and trading in West Africa. He is married and divides his time between England, Spain and Portugal.

”'Take the journey to Seville with Inspector Javier as your compelling yet troubled guide - and experience Robert Wilson’s potent blends of beauty and terror, sex and death, and prose and plot” - Harlan Coben

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