By David Peace
Diciembre de 1980. El Destripador ha matado ya a trece mujeres. Ante los angeles inefectividad de l. a. policía de West Yorkshire, el Ministerio del inside crea una superbrigada para asesorarla, pero en realidad también para vigilarla. Peter Hunter, comisario jefe del Gran Manchester, es enviado a Leeds al frente de un nuevo equipo de investigadores. No puede decirse que reciban una cordial bienvenida. Hunter ya había estado en West Yorkshire en dos ocasiones, para esclarecer –sin éxito– algunos casos en los que estaban involucrados algunos miembros de l. a. policía. l. a. matanza del pub Strafford (1974) y l. a. pink de pornografía y corrupción policial de Bradford (1977) reaparecen aquí extrañamente conectadas con los asesinatos del Destripador… y son causa de nuevos y horrendos crímenes. 1980 confirma el pulso y los angeles originalidad narrativa de David Peace. Esta tercera novela del crimson driving Quartet prosigue su búsqueda a través de una trama infernal cada vez más peligrosamente próxima a su resolución.
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All right, let’s say you do kill Bourne. ” There was in what anyone else might be termed a twinkle in the colonel’s eye, but to Halliday, who was still trying to get the measure of him, it seemed as if someone had walked over Bourne’s grave. Death had winked at him. “I know that look, Mr. Smith. I know you’re expecting the worst—a high payment. ” Karpov nodded. “You have me entirely, Mr. ” The two men laughed at the same time, but their tones were absolutely different. ” Halliday made a tent of his fingers.
It was well told that Americans overseas only wanted to speak English. “Good. ” But instead of beginning, he stared at a wall full of very bad portraits of jazz greats like Miles Davis and John Coltrane, copied, he had no doubt, from press photos. After seeing the colonel in the flesh he had begun to have second thoughts about this meeting. For one thing, he was younger than Halliday had imagined. His blond hair was thick, without the slightest wave, and cut short in the style of the Russian military.
The air was soft and cool, as yet innocent of the harsh sun that would turn the sky white in a few hours’ time. The early hour had been deliberately chosen. As expected, there was no traffic to speak of, just a young boy at the far end of the block teaching himself to ride a bicycle. A sanitation truck lumbered around the corner at the opposite end of the block, its huge brushes beginning to spin whatever dirt there might be on the nearly immaculate street into the truck’s belly. Again, the sight was utterly normal; the residents of this neighborhood all had pull with the municipal government, and they were proud of the fact that their streets were always the first to be cleaned each day.
1980 by David Peace