Captain Alatriste

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Penguin, Dec 27, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The first action-packed adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series, with Arturo Pérez-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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Capt. Diego Alatriste y Tenorio works as a hired sword in 1600s Spain--and a very good swordsman he is, having survived scorching battle in Flanders when most of his fellow soldiers were slaughtered ... Read full review

Contents

The Tavern of The Turk
The Masked
A Little Lady
The Ambush
The Two Englishmen
The Art of Making Enemies
The Prado Rúa VIII The Gate ofLost Souls IX The Steps of SanFelipe X El Príncipe Corral
The Seal And The Letter Epilogue A Poetry Bouquet Purity of Blood Señor Quevedos Difficult Moment
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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.

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