Captain Alatriste

Captain Alatriste

By Arturo Perez-Reverte; Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452287112, 284pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

Description
The novels of Arturo Perez-Reverte have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as the master of the intellectual thriller (Chicago Tribune). His books have been published in fifty countries. Now, beginning with Captain Alatriste, comes Perez-Reverte's most stunning creation to date: a riveting series featuring the adventures of an iconic hero.

Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. No blood, they are told.

Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren t ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe.



About the Author
Arturo PA(c)rez-Reverteas novels, including "The Queen of the South, Captain Alatriste," and "Purity of Blood," have been translated into twenty-nine languages and published in more than fifty countries. In 2003, he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.