(From the publisher):
Did he fall or was he pushed? That was the question confronting Superintendent Luis Bernal of the Spanish police when, on Palm Sunday, a young journalist fell to death from his top-floor flat in Madrid. Bernal's conclusion, arrived at by patient forensic investigation, was that this was no suicide. It put his own life in danger. Why? The reason became clear when he stumbled on secret information the journalist had collected information which had already led to another death. Moreover, it was politically sensitive in a country as delicately balanced as post-Franco Spain. A massive cover-up was mounted, and Bernal received a strong hint from his superiors to layoff the case. But Bernal, not in line for promotion, married to the incompatible Eugenia, and trying to come to terms with a police force which now included a woman inspector, was a police officer to his fingertips. It was not in him to leave a double murder unsolved, nor to abandon a case before its end. Saturday of Glory, the old Spanish name for Easter Saturday was approaching, and he had to preven a Resurrection of a most unholy kind. Writing with extensive first-hand knowledge of modern Spain, David Serafin has created a classic of detection, which is also a fascinating portrait of contemporary Madrid.
Original title: Saturday of Glory
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural