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César Pérez Gellida
Can't catch a break

(Cuchillo de palo (Refranes, canciones y rastros de sangre 2))

Commercial Fiction / Thriller

  • Published: 06/10/2016
  • ISBN: 9788491290353
  • 512 pages

In Can’t Catch A Break we find Ramiro Sancho on temporary suspension due to the open file resulting from the disastrous upshot of the kidnapping. He’s been transferred to a remote region of Galicia (Val Miñor, Pontevedra) where he completely gives in to the pleasures of the flesh, alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Things get complicated when he incurs a debt to a member of the Nigerian mafia that traffics in women for the local brothels. Meanwhile, in Budapest, the Congregation amps up its activity, allowing readers to see its large scope of social and political power and its attempts to have major influence on the economy. The plots come together unexpectedly at a moment of high tension, revealing that the Nigerians belong to a branch of the Congregation involved in human trafficking.

About the author

SPAIN- César Pérez Gellida (Valladolid, 1974) studied History and Geography. With his first novel, Memento mori, he began his very promising literary career. The novel was acclaimed by the critics and he was awarded the award Premio Racimo de oro de literatura. After Memento Mori, he has published the two other installments of the trilogy Dies Irae, and Consummatum est. Add to this, he also has written the thriller Khimera and is the creator of the trilogy named Refranes, canciones y rastros de sangre, formed by Sarna con gusto, Cuchillo de palo and, finally, A grandes males, whose main character is the troubled inspector Ramiro Sancho.