My rating: 4 1/2 stars
An eye-opening portrayal of police corruption viewed from the inside, this book by one of Mexico’s leading authors, conveys the level of fear and paranoia that many Mexicans feel when dealing with the authorities. A frustrated journalist leaves the profession to join the judicial police force, with the intent of gathering first-hand material for the novel he plans to write. His plans change when he comes under the scrutiny of the police chief for his articles that constantly criticized the government. An exciting read.
EVARISTO REYES ES UN PERIODISTA FRUSTRADO QUE ABANDONA LAS SALAS DE NOTA ROJA PARA INGRESAR EN LA POLICÍA JUDICIAL, CON LA INGENUA ESPERANZA DE OBTENER INFORMACIÓN DE PRIMERA MANO Y ESCRIBIR UNA NOVELA DEFI NITIVA SOBRE LA CORRUPCIÓN Y LA INJUSTICIA QUE REINAN EN EL PAÍS. SU PLAN INICIAL SE TRANSFORMA RADICALMENTE CUANDO EL PERIODISTA ROBERTO LIMA ESTÁ EN LA MIRA DEL JEFE POLICIACO DEBIDO A SUS CRÍTICAS CONSTANTES AL GOBIERNO.