Ayacucho, Peru. Celebrations for the 2000 Holy Week are about to commence and local deputy district attorney F?lix Chacaltana Sald?var, a romantic fainthearted individual, is about to face the investigation of a brutal murder. This murder marks the beginning of a series of mysterious deaths, where one by one, the people interviewed by him are eliminated. Faced with such horror, he begins to use the non-traditional methods of the Peruvian police and militia. Abril rojo is a novel about Peru's history and secret codes, a novel about the conflict between the military and the Shinning Path during Fujimori's term.