Pirates of the Levant

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Pirates of the Levant

By Arturo Perez-Reverte

Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399156649, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2010

This was a time when Spain was revered, feared, and hated in the easterly seas; when the devil had no color, no name, and no flag; and when the only thing needed to summon hell on earth (or sea) was a Spaniard and his sword.
Accompanied by his faithful foster son, Inigo, Captain Alatriste accepts a job as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon. The ship sets sail from Naples on a journey that will take them to some of the most remote-and wretched-outposts of the empire: Morocco, Algeria, and finally to Malta for a stunning and bloody battle on the high seas that will challenge even the battle-hardened Alatriste's resolve.
Now seventeen, Inigo is almost ready to leave Alatriste, his foster father and fellow soldier. But will age and experience bring wisdom, or is he likely to repeat many of his mentor's mistakes?

About the Author
Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. 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, " and "The Queen of the South." In 2002, he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.