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The Adventures of Captain Alatriste

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Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte
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The second 'Captain Alatriste' novel, from a series which has sold 4 million copies worldwideA woman has been found in a sedan chair in front of a church, strangled. In her hand is a pouch containing fifty escudos and a handwritten - but unsigned - note bearing the words 'For masses for her soul'. The chief constable Martin Saldana confides in his old friend and comrade in arms, Diego Alatriste. Still in danger from the powerful enemies he made in his first adventure, Captain Alatriste is considering returning to Flanders where the war has just resumed. But first, his old friend Quevedo asks him for a favour. The daughter of one of his friends must be rescued from a convent, which certain 'priests' seem to be treating as little more than a harem. Then the woman who brought the girl to the convent goes missing and the connection is made to the murder at the church. It seems that Alatriste's sword is required once more.

Author Biography

Arturo Perez-Reverte is one of the foremost living Spanish novelists. He began life as a reporter and is now an internationally bestselling author, best known outside Spain for books such as The Dumas Club and The Flanders Panel.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
288
Dimensions
132x195x22
ISBN-13
9780753821190
Product ID
1672545

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