El cielo llora por mí

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Asesinatos y narcotráfico, policías y cárteles.
Nadie es inocente.

El inspector Dolores Morales y el subdirector Bert Dixon, del Departamento de Narcóticos de la policía nicaragüense, investigan la desaparición de una mujer; las únicas pistas son un yate abandonado en la costa de Laguna de Perlas, un libro quemado y una camiseta ensangrentada (más tarde aparecerán una valija con cien mil dólares y un vestido ...
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Overview

Asesinatos y narcotráfico, policías y cárteles.
Nadie es inocente.

El inspector Dolores Morales y el subdirector Bert Dixon, del Departamento de Narcóticos de la policía nicaragüense, investigan la desaparición de una mujer; las únicas pistas son un yate abandonado en la costa de Laguna de Perlas, un libro quemado y una camiseta ensangrentada (más tarde aparecerán una valija con cien mil dólares y un vestido de novia). Los detectives crean una insólita red de espionaje en la que participan por igual la DEA y doña Sofía, afanadora del Departamento de Policía. Las cosas se ponen candentes cuando ocurre una serie de asesinatos, entre ellos el del principal testigo, y queda claro que la misión es frustrar una reunión de los carteles más importantes de México, Nicaragua y Colombia, y capturar a El Mancebo, sobrino de los fundadores del cártel de Cali. Las fuerzas del bien son a veces las fuerzas del mal. En esta novela, Sergio Ramírez explora sus resquicios, por donde corre impetuosa la vida.
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Editorial Reviews

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STARA prominent Nicaraguan intellectual who served as vice president of Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega following the 1979 Sandinista revolution, Ramírez won the Alfaguara International Prize in 1998 for Margarita, está linda la mar (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea) and the International Dashiell Hammett Prize for Castigo divino ("Divine Punishment"; Alfaguara, 1970). His latest novel helps establish the Nicaraguan detective story as a new subgenre. The mystery begins with an abandoned yacht off the coast of Laguna de Perlas containing a bloodstained t-shirt and the business card of a missing woman hidden in a book. Narcotics Inspector Dolores Morales and his Watson, Deputy Inspector Bert Dixon, have a long history of partnership—and clever banter—beginning with their time as guerrillas in the Sandinista revolution. Managua has since become a hotbed of corruption, drug trafficking, and murder in which they try to uphold their ideals, with all the requisite irony and hardboiled cynicism. The narcotics department's cleaning lady, die-hard revolutionary doña Sofía, provides an interesting counterpoint, adding humor and playing an unexpected role in solving the mystery. Written in the classic detective style, this novel adds the fresh dynamic of Nicaraguan politics to the tried and true genre. Recommended for public libraries and bookstores.—Salwa Jabado, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071100436
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/10/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 496,275
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Sergio Ramírez, ganador del Primer Premio Internacional Alfaguara de Novela con Margarita, está linda la mar en 1998, nació en Masatepe, Nicaragua, en 1942. Es parte de la generación de escritores latinoamericanos que surgió después del boom, y tras un largo exilio voluntario en Costa Rica y Alemania abandonó por un tiempo su carrera literaria para incorporarse a la revolución sandinista que derrocó a la dictadura del último Somoza. Reemprendió la escritura con la novela Castigo divino (1988), que obtuvo el Premio Dashiel Hammet en España, y la siguiente, Un baile de máscaras, ganó el Premio Laure Bataillon a la mejor novela extranjera aparecida en Francia en 1998. Alfaguara ha publicado también sus Cuentos completos, con un prólogo de Mario Benedetti (1998); Mentiras verdaderas (ensayos sobre la creación literaria, 2001); el volumen de cuentos Catalina y Catalina (2001), y la novela Sombras nada más (2002). Margarita está linda la mar ganó además el Premio Latinoamericano de Novela José María Arguedas, otorgado por Casa de las Américas en La Habana.
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