The Exile (Vengeance of Memory) (Paperback) by Oldfield Mark
San Sebastian 1954: Comandante Guzman Franco's one-time favourite secret policeman is out of favour and exiled to the Basque country. Guzman was last here during the war heading a platoon of bloodthirsty irregulars. He'd rather forget that. But up in the hills he'll find he hasn't been forgotten at all. Madrid 2010: Forensic Investigator Ana Maria Galindez has been sent to the Basque country where three skeletons have been found in a sealed cellar. In the debris surrounding them she finds a scimitar stamped with a name: Capitan Leopoldo Guzman. Guzman's name is the key to unlocking Spain's darkest secrets. But as Galindez will discover Guzman's name is also a death sentence.