On Spain's Costa Brava, passion and intrigue are everywhere-especially in the hearts of those who dwell there. As a dictator Franco teeters on the edge of death-a death that will completely overturn the politival structure of Spain-two couples are entwined. One, a husband and wife bored with the existence they have drfted into. The other, a passionate combative pair who relis every moment of life. Into this potent mix a young American arrives, seeking his missing lover-bringing a shadow ofn danger into the machinations already at work. Soon the political tension in the country reaches the breaking point and that danger becames an all-too-stark reality; As a heartrending misunderstandingunravels the fragile bonds of love and loyalty, and leads to a tragedy that will forever change the lives for everyone it touches.
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Review: SunburnUser Review - Joyce - Goodreads
This was Lescroart's first book and reads like it. My gut reaction was that he was rewriting The Sun Also Rises and attempting to be as Hemmingwayesque as possible. Thank heaven he moved on to his own genre and way of writing. I appreciate the Hardy novels much more now. Read full review
Review: SunburnUser Review - Jane Brant - Goodreads
Lots of Hemingway/Faulkner/Fitzgerald flavor or imitation...instead of expats in Paris, they are in Spain equally oblivious to the Franco politics and cultural norms.... Read full review