The Blind Man of Seville is my first Robert Wilson book, but it won't be my last. Written in a manner that is engaging and just a little poetic, The Blind Man of Seville is filled with wonderful characters in a great setting.
Detective Javier Falcon, Chief Inspector of the Seville Homicide Department is called to investigate the murder of a well known restaurateur Raul Jiminez. Falcon not only struggles with the brutality of the murder, but also the meticulous manner in which the killer planned and stalked his prey. Falcon very quickly discovers that he is dealing with a brilliant psychopath. Ultimately, his investigation begins to touch his own past. In some ways, and with obvious differences, The Blind Man of Seville reminds me of Jeffery Deaver's The Bone Collector because of the way the killer plays with the police. However, the treatment of children in this story is disturbing....nuf said.
If there is a weakness to this book, and it is a small one, it would be the referrals to the long lost journal kept by Falcon's father. The constant break in the ebb and flow of the first story is distracting.
I am looking forward to the release of Instruments of Darkness, Wilson's next scheduled book for U. S. readers.
This is a worthy book and deserving of your attention.