Madrid, 1982. Comandante Leopoldo GuzmÃ¡n has decided it is time to disappear. Franco is dead and thereâs no place in the new order for the former head of the tyrantâs secret police. But first, GuzmÃ¡n needs money. Luckily, blackmail has always come easily to himâafter all, he knows where the bodies are.
And so he should.
He buried them. Madrid, 2010. Fifteen tangled corpses in a disused mine, three bound skeletons in a sealed cellarâa trail of dead that has led forensic investigator Ana MarÃa GalÃndez to
one Comandante Leopoldo GuzmÃ¡n.
GuzmÃ¡n himself disappeared decades ago, but she fears his toxic legacy lives on. Her investigation has revealed a dark conspiracy born amid the corruption of Francoâs dictatorship, a conspiracy that, after decades in the shadows, is finally ready to bloom.