The award-winning author of Not Only Fire serves up a tale of sexual obsession in the tradition of Double Indemnity. An unassuming insurance clerk becomes enthralled by a glamorous young woman who entices him to kill her abusive husband. But no sooner has the murder occurred than the woman disappears . . .
Benjamin Prado was born in Madrid in 1961. He has published several volumes of poetry and a series of novels, including Raro (1995), Donde crees que vas y quien te crees que eres (1996), Nunca le des la mano a un pistolero zurdo / Never Shake Hands with a Left-Handed Gunman (1996), and Alguien se acerca (1998). No solo el fuego / Not Only Fire was first published in Spain in 1999, and won the prestigious Premio Andalucia de Novela. It was published in English by Faber and Faber in 2002.