Paco, a gypsy, has just been released from prison where he served a sentence for murdering his wife. He heads home to his cave in the rural Sacromonte Valley outside Granada. The next day, Max Romero, half-Scottish, half-Spanish, and a sub-inspector in the Spanish National Police, is out for a hike with his sister when he is summoned by a passerby who has found a dead body. The officer in charge of the investigation has no time to waste on another dead gypsy, but Max and a brand new judge think that even an ex-convict gypsy is entitled to justice.
P.J. Brooke is the pseudonym of husband and wife writing team Philip O'Brien and Jane Brooke. They live part of the year in Scotland and part of the year in the Moorish district of Granada. Their first novel, "Blood Wedding," was published to acclaim.