NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA ON SKY ATLANTIC. The powerful second psychological thriller featuring Javier Falcon, the complex detective from ‘The Blind Man of Seville’.
At seven years old, Mario Vega faces a terrible tragedy – his parents are dead in an apparent suicide pact.
But Inspector Javier Falcon has his doubts. In the brutal heat of a Seville summer, he dissects the disturbing life of the boy’s father, Rafael Vega. His investigation draws threats from the Russian mafia whose corruption reaches deep into the city. He questions a creative American couple with a destructive past and uncovers the misery of a famous actor whose only son is in prison for an appalling crime.
More suicides follow and one of them is a senior policeman. As a forest fire rages through the hills above the city Falcon must sweat out the truth that connects it all – and find the final secret in the dark heart of Vega’s life.
HarperCollins Publishers; August 2010
- ISBN: 9780007370429
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Silent and the Damned
- Author: Robert Wilson
In The Press
‘First rate…Wilson at his best, a taut, gripping narrative and a sensitive study of the tormented detective.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Wilson’s plotting is intricate, his detective endearingly human, Seville a captivating venue. This is crime fiction of high order.’ The Times
‘Its plotting is persuasive, its characterisation shrewd.’ Literary Review
‘Wilson is a fine crime writer, and has created a character in the best traditions of Chandler.’ Irish Examiner
About The Author
Robert Wilson was born in 1957. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked in shipping and advertising in London and trading in West Africa. He is married and divides his time between England, Spain and Portugal