The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet: A Novel

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Penguin, Sep 3, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
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The fifth novel in the adventures of Captain Alatriste, a seventeenth-century swashbuckler and "a twenty-first-century literary phenomenon." (Entertainment Weekly)

In the cosmopolitan world of seventeenth-century Madrid, captain Alatriste and his protégé Íñigo are fish out of water. But the king is determined to keep Alatriste on retainer—regardless of whether his "employment" brings the captain uncomfortably close to old enemies. Alatriste begins an affair with the famous and beautiful actress, María Castro, but soon discovers that the cost of her favors may be more than he bargained for—especially when he and Íñigo become unwilling participants in a court conspiracy that could lead them both to the gallows.
 

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Contents

THE CORRAL DE LA CRUZ
THE HOUSE IN CALLE FRANCOS
THE ALCÁZAR DE LOS AUSTRIAS 4 CALLE DE LOS PELIGROS
WINE FROM ESQUIVIAS
THE KING IS DEAD LONG LIVE THE KING
THE FENCERS ARMS
OF MURDERERS AND BOOKS
THE SWORD AND THE DAGGER
THE BAIT AND THE TRAP
THE HUNTING PARTY
EPILOGUE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (2009)

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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