Already a major bestseller in Spain and Latin America, the sensational Trilogy of the White City returns with a second installment, where Inspector López de Ayala investigates a set of ritualistic murders that target pregnant women -- among them, his childhood girlfriend. English edition forthcoming from KDPG in 2020.
Kraken's first girlfriend, Ana Belén Liaño, has been murdered in a ritualistic manner that has not been seen in the last 2,600 years. She has been burned, hung, and then placed in a Bronze Age cauldron. But she is not the only one. Other women--always pregnant--are dying at the hands of a psychopath who imitates"the rituals of water" in sacred places of the Basque country and Cantabria. There is no time to waste, because Deputy Superintendent Díaz de Salvatierra is also waiting for a child. And the father could very well be Kraken himself.