Original title: Sangre de barro
Author: Maribel Medina
One Interpol officer with a mysterious past, and an even more mysterious sex life. One young male athlete fighting to fulfil his Olympic dream, at any cost. Six strange ‘sudden deaths’ in the same elite training centre in Switzerland. One forensic doctor who refuses to give up, professionally, and in life. The international search to unveil the largest scandal in the history of sports begins…
Thomas Connors is an Irish Interpol profiler based in Lyon. He helps international governments share their criminal databases and frequents private sex clubs with his girlfriend. Within months, Una and Irina, two young Russian athletes from the same centre, suffer a mysterious sudden death. Laura Terroux, the forensic doctor, teams up with Thomas and they begin an investigation to try and track down the drug mafias that have caused these deaths and other similar ones before them. The search rapidly turns more and more dangerous.
SPANISH | Maeva
POLISH | Sonia Draga
«A very well-written, addictive and very brave novel.» El Periódico
A page-turning thriller about the mafia and the international networks behind the commerce of performance enhancing drugs and blood doping among elite athletes.
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For fans of John Verdon, Katherine Neville, Patricia Cornwell, Camilla Läckberg and John LeCarré.