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Flamenco - the soul of Andalucia?
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Javier Urquiza, a local businessman has bribed various officials at local and regional government level to ensure the reclassification of a large piece of land for a golf course and residential housing project in Los Cipreses, a picturesque coastal town in southern Spain. However, the organised crime unit of the National Police (Udyco) have enlisted the help of Mike Cameron, a long standing ex-pat with an estate agency business, to entrap Javier Urquiza.
Mike Cameron dies under mysterious circumstances and Andy Montalvo, an old friend of Mike’s, arrives in Los Cipreses to investigate his death. This brings him into contact with, Cristina Ibañez, the undercover female special agent who is handling the investigation into Javier Urquiza’s activities and who had “recruited” Mike.
Between them they begin to uncover details about Mike’s murder and the property transaction which involves bribery, tax evasion and money laundering, via the use of offshore companies and bank accounts.
As Andy and Cristina get closer to the truth about Mike’s death and the property transaction, there are further deaths as certain individuals attempt to deflect suspicion or double cross each other.
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