The City and The City
Inspector Tyador Borlú, of the Extreme Crime Squad in the European city-state of Besźel, investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, a foreign student found dead with her face disfigured, in a Besźel street. He soon learns that Geary had been involved in the political and cultural turmoil involving Besźel and its "twin city" of Ul Qoma. His investigations start in his home city of Besźel, lead him to Ul Qoma to assist the Ul Qoman police in their work, and eventually result in an examination of the legend of Orciny, a rumoured third city existing in the spaces between Besźel and Ul Qoma.
TV mini-series The City and The City season 1 tells about Beszel and Ul Qoman. These two cities existed side by side for hundreds of years. Gradually they began to merge, their streets intertwined, but they remained completely different in cultural terms. Only the desire not to see those, who live in another city, united the inhabitants. One day, Inspector Tyador Borlú is instructed to investigate a murder of one woman. He he had seen a lot, because he works in department for disclosure of particularly dangerous crimes for a long time. An experienced man took this murder without much enthusiasm, considering it an ordinary routine affair. However, soon he will be involved in a whirlpool of events that will put his life in great danger in season 1. Someone will not want some ancient mystery, to which he touched, to be revealed. Inspector Borlú will have to leave the poor and dysfunctional Beszel, and go to progressive and rapidly developing Ul Qoman get to the bottom of the truth. Tyador, together with a Senior Detective Dhatt, is caught between two fires: on the one hand, nationalists intend to destroy a neighboring city, and on the other, unificationists who dream of turning two cities into one. Detectives understand that disclosing this banal crime can cost them their lives … in the upcoming episodes of The City and The City.Read more »