With a title like this, how could you go wrong? A debut novel set in Valencia, Spain, during its annual pyrotechnic fiesta, the Fallas. Homicide detective Max Camara, disliked by his superiors for his intuitive solving of crimes and his occasional lapse from accepted interrogation techniques, must judge a bullfight, a “sport” he detests. Afterward, he must solve two grisly murders, both rooted in the world of the toreador and the bulls. Author Webster knows his bullfighting lore, and I learned more than I wanted to know. The story flows well and the pacing is excellent; Max Camara is an edgy, complex guy you'll want to get to know.I look forward to reading more Max Camara tales. It’s a 3+.
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