El infierno / The Hell
The Hell is a breakneck journey into the depths of evil that will bewilder and captivate readers, especially lovers of historical thrillers and faithful followers of the Carmen Mola phenomenon.
Dramatic events during the army uprising against Queen Isabel II stain the streets of Madrid with blood and dead bodies. The people call it the Sargentada (rebellion of the sergeants) and horror spreads throughout the city. Amidst the cannon fire and gunfire, a dancer named Leonor and a young medical student named Mauro become involved in an unintentional murder that will mark their lives. Their chance meeting, while hiding from possible reprisals, will awaken in both of them an attraction as unexpected as it is unforgettable.
Fleeing prison or death, Leonor is forced to accept the marriage proposal of a millionaire landowner with whom she travels to Havana, but when she arrives there, this marvelous Caribbean enclave is not what she expects. She moves among the most privileged circles and finds that the sugar plantations and sugar mills hide the tragedy of a slavery that is still very much alive. And, among the slaves, Mauro appears: how did he get there when he was determined to stand by his fellow revolutionaries in Spain? In a desperate attempt to escape from that hell, both will discover a conspiracy whose tragic result is the appearance of wealthy landowners murdered during a brutal African ancestral rite.