The Queen of the South

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 1, 2005 - Detective and mystery stories - 528 pages
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Spanning continents and decades and encompassing sensuality, cruelty, treachery and corruption, this is Perez-Reverte's most remarkable novel to date Guero Davila is a pilot engaged in drug-smuggling for the local cartels. Teresa Mendoza is his girlfriend, a typical narco's morra, quiet, doting, submissive. But then Guero's caught playing both sides and in Sinaloa that means death. Teresa is alone, terrified, friendless and running to save her life, carrying nothing but a gym bag containing a pistol and a notebook that she has been forbidden to read. Forced to leave Mexico, she flees to the Spanish city of Melilla where she meets Santiago Fisterra, a Galician involved in trafficking hashhish across the Strait of Gibraltar. When Santiago's partner is captured, it is Teresa who steps in to take his place. Now Teresa has plunged into the dark and ugly world that once claimed Guero's life - and she's about to get in deeper...

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User Review  - Werner - Goodreads

A friend of mine (who's not on Goodreads), who's reading this book, recommended it to me as one I might like. Whether or not I actually would, I don't know --I admire strong heroines, but not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

This was probably one of the best literary novels I have read in a long time. When I say "literary" I refer to the fact that characters are well developed, setting and plot are deeply thought out and ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Born in Cartagena, Spain, Arturo Pérez-Reverte is the internationally acclaimed author of The Flanders Panel, The Dumas Club, The Seville Communion, The Fencing Master, and The Nautical Chart. In 2002 he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.

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