- French: Actes Sud
El origen del mal / The Origin of Evil
Novel , 2018
José Carlos Somoza returns to the literary thriller genre of his bestseller books with a real story about a Spanish spy in the North of Africa during the 50s.
A well-known writer receives a mysterious manuscript that his bookseller friend sends him. It is over two hundred pages long, typewritten and dated in 1957. The assignment is very specific: he needs to read it in less than 24 hours.
Intrigued, the novelist starts reading it, and he stumbles upon a story about secrets and betrayals told by Ángel Carvajal, a Spanish soldier from the La Falange that used to be a spy in the North of Africa.