police officer who led the Madeleine McCann case
could make a million by selling his book about the
Goncalo Amaral's The
Truth Of The Lie has topped Portugal's bestseller
lists after selling more than 140,000 copies in its
first two weeks.
And his publisher
plans to release it in the UK, despite stricter
Jorge Silva, of
Portuguese firm Guerrae Paz, said: 'We are convinced
it doesn't go against any law. It is an important
contribution to the discovery of the material truth
and the fulfilment of justice.'
But the McCanns'
spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, fired a warning to Mr
Amaral last night, saying: 'If he seeks to publish
in Britain he and his publisher will face legal
action without a shadow of a doubt.
'There is nothing
to stop us from suing him in Portugal. Our lawyers
are looking at the exact content of what he said in
Portuguese and have plenty of time in which to act.'
account says police suspected Liverpool-born Kate
and husband Gerry almost as soon as Madeleine