The Siege: A Novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
By Arturo Pérez-Reverte
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION’S overseas DAGGER
For enthusiasts of Alan Furst and Carlos Ruiz Zafón comes a haunting and layered mystery choked with historical past, experience, suspense, and an unforgettable love story—by the across the world bestselling writer Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Cádiz, 1811: The Spanish port urban has been surrounded via Napoleon’s military for a 12 months. Their backs to the ocean, its citizens undergo regimen bombardments and reside in consistent worry of a French invasion. And now the our bodies of random ladies have all started to show up during the city—victims of a shadowy killer.
Police Comisario Rogelio Tizón has been assigned the case. recognized for his razor-sharp research skills—as good as his brutal interrogation methods—Tizón has obvious every thing. Or so he proposal. His inquiry into the murders unearths a stunning development: each one sufferer has been came across the place a French bomb exploded. good judgment tells him to move it off as twist of fate; his intuition tells him in a different way, and he starts to view Cádiz as a residing chessboard, with himself and the killer the most players.
In a urban driven to the edge, violence and desperation weave jointly the lives of a bunch of not likely humans: the Spanish taxidermist who doubles as a French secret agent; the younger lady who makes use of her father’s mercantile company to run the enemy blockade; the rough-edged corsair who attempts to withstand her charms; and the intense educational furiously attempting to excellent the French army’s artillery and produce Cádiz to its knees as soon as and for all. And as Napoleon presses nearer, Tizón needs to make his subsequent circulation at the bomb-scarred chessboard sooner than the killer claims one other pawn.
Combining fast paced narrative with scrupulous historic accuracy, this shrewdpermanent, suspenseful story of human resilience is Arturo Pérez-Reverte on the peak of his abilities.
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Love, my girl, is a wasted emotion. Smart people don’t need love. They don’t give it and they don’t expect to receive it. Not from anyone. ” Callie stared at Mr. Lonigan. He looked directly at her, but she knew he was looking through her. It was so obvious that his mind had drifted away to another time and another place. From the expression on his handsome face, she surmised that his memories were painful. “Mr. ” He chuckled. ” When she opened her mouth to tell him her name, he shushed her. “No, no, don’t tell me.
What was she doing? Had she lost her mind? She’d never been the type to pick up men in pubs. Not until now, a pesky inner voice chided. He returned from the bar, their drinks in hand, set hers before her and slid into the booth. ” he asked. ” “Girlfriend, huh? ” he asked. ” “I don’t have a friend like that,” he said, his eyes piercing her with their intense stare. “Would you like to be my friend? ” A hint of tears glistened in his eyes. Unshed tears. Agonized tears. She saw the pain and understood— this man was hurting in the worst way.
Callie couldn’t suppress the giggle that escaped from her throat. “You won’t get an argument from me. You, Mr. ” Within ten minutes Callie, aided by a pub employee, eased Burke Lonigan into a black cab, then slid in beside him. While she rummaged in her purse for money to tip the young man who had helped her, Burke handed the man an overly generous twenty quid. ” the driver asked. When Burke gave the driver his address, Callie gasped. His home was in Belgravia? Only the extremely wealthy lived here.