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Cadiz, year 1811. While Spain and America are both fighting for their independence, a different type of battle is being waged in Europe's most liberal city. Young women are found dead, their throats severed by the cutting slash of a whip. And in each place, just before another dead body is found, a French bomb has exploded. These events create a sinister sketch over the city: a complex chess board where the hand of a mysterious player a ruthless murderer, chance, the direction of the winds, the estimation of probabilities moves the pieces that determine the fate of the characters: a savage and corrupt police officer, the heiress to a local commercial empire, an unscrupulous privateer, a misanthropic taxidermist and spy, a guerilla fighter from the coast capable of inspiring the most tender feelings, and an eccentric artilleryman more concerned with finding a solution to the short range of his mortar and shells than with war.

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ISBN:
9786071104427
Author:
Perez Reverte, Arturo
Publisher:
Alfaguara
Author:
P'Rez-Reverte, Arturo
Author:
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
727
Dimensions:
9.48x6.60x1.89 in. 1.77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Cadiz, year 1811. While Spain and America are both fighting for their independence, a different type of battle is being waged in Europe's most liberal city. Young women are found dead, their throats severed by the cutting slash of a whip. And in each place, just before another dead body is found, a French bomb has exploded. These events create a sinister sketch over the city: a complex chess board where the hand of a mysterious player a ruthless murderer, chance, the direction of the winds, the estimation of probabilities moves the pieces that determine the fate of the characters: a savage and corrupt police officer, the heiress to a local commercial empire, an unscrupulous privateer, a misanthropic taxidermist and spy, a guerilla fighter from the coast capable of inspiring the most tender feelings, and an eccentric artilleryman more concerned with finding a solution to the short range of his mortar and shells than with war.
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