Early morning, in the Zona Franca neighborhood of Barcelona. Lluís Artigas is in his police car when over the radio they announce a 10.48: «someone’s checked out». The victim is a young Nigerian woman, brutally murdered according to what looks like a voodoo ritual. Artigas, a jaded cop who is under suspicion of corruption, begins an unexpected search for those responsible. His only ally is Mònica Vidal, a reporter who desperately needs a big story and is also haunted by her own demons.
What hides behind the case of a young Nigerian woman murdered in a voodoo ritual?
A corrupt policeman. A journalist who finds herself up against the ropes. A city caught in the shadows of voodoo and sexual trafficking.
La nit de Damballah is a brisk, relentless thriller that dives into society’s ethical deterioration and the darkest corners of religion and human weakness and, above all, pulls the reader into a terrifying reality.