The Watcher in the Pine

The Watcher in the Pine

By Rebecca Pawel

Soho Press, Paperback, 9781569474099, 308pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006

Description
Spain, 1940. Potes, a remote northern mountain village, is Carlos Tejada's first independent Guardia Civil command. He soon discovers that this promotion is a mixed blessing. The villagers are unwelcoming. He and his pregnant wife, Elena, have no place to live but the jail, and his own men seem strangely hostile. Is it just their suspicion of his wife's Republican sympathies? Or is there more going on in the beautiful but bleak area, recently devastated by the civil war? Tejada discovers that there may, indeed, be a new outbreak of that war with Potes as its epicenter. And he must find a way to reconcile his love for his wife with his duty.


About the Author
Rebecca Pawel is twenty-eight years old and a graduate of Columbia University. She lives in New York City and teaches Spanish and English in a Brooklyn high school. She is the author of Death of a Nationalist, Law of Return, and The Watcher in the Pine. Rebecca frequently travels to Spain.