Original title: Tapas nocturnes
Marc Fernandez has proven himself to be a formidable story-teller.
—M, le magazine du Monde
Deathly Tapas is set before Mala Vida, but it stands alone, and can be read before the trilogy.
Readers will remember Diego, Ana, Carlos and the other bold and brave characters they were introduced to in the Mala Vida – Guerilla Social Club – Bandidos trilogy. Relentlessly and determinedly, they revealed state secrets and fought against corruption and narco drug lords.
Mexico: Diego Martín, journalist, is trying to meet with the head of a powerful drug cartel. But the mission is not without danger.
As Diego Martín, journalist on the police/justice beat, is trying to interview the famous Don Fernando, a.k.a. El Matador, the head of a powerful drug cartel in Mexico, his girlfriend, Carolina, a professor of law specialized in criminal affairs at the University of Madrid has been receiving more and more insistent death threats. The young woman’s life is becoming a veritable nightmare. Will the narcos take things out on her if they feel like their business is threatened? Carolina is counting the days until Diego’s return…