Description - Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The first action-packed adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series, with Arturo Perez-Reverte's most stunning creation to date. Captain Alatriste is a Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in seventeenth-century 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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Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Plume Books
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Author Biography - Arturo Perez-Reverte
Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. His novels have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as -the master of the intellectual thriller- (Chicago Tribune). 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, Queen of the South and What We Become. He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy. His books have been published in fifty countries.