By (author) Arturo Perez-Reverte
Translated by Prof Margaret Sayers Peden
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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Book DescriptionThe novels of Arturo Perez-Reverte have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as the master of the intellectual thriller ( Chicago Tribune ). His books have been published in fifty countries. Now, beginning with Captain Alatriste , comes Perez-Reverte s most stunning creation to date: a riveting series featuring the adventures of an iconic hero. Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. No blood, they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren t ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452287112
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Plume Books
Publisher: Plume Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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"Originally published in Spain in 2012 by Santillana Ediciones Generales, S. L. as El tango de la Guardia Vieja" -- Verso title page.
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Author Biography - Arturo Perez-Reverte
Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full-time. His novels include The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, The Nautical Chart, and The Queen of the South. In 2002, he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.
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