The Nautical Chart (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151005345, 480pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2001
As these lively characters follow the course of past sailors, their own journey becomes perilous. Are there secrets dwelling in the depths of the sea? And what of the depths of the heart? This highly intelligent and meticulously plotted novel combines the richness of atmosphere we have come to expect from Perez-Reverte with the romance and mystery of the sea found in the novels of Melville, Conrad, and O'Brian. An unforgettable adventure.
"The master of the intellectual thriller."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
Praise For The Nautical Chart…
PRAISE FOR THE FENCING MASTER
"[Párez-Reverte] has a deft way with a sword fight, and there are duels here as swashbuckling as anything in The Mask of Zorro."
--The New York Times Book Review
"A smart, literate novel with suspense and a great puzzle, this is hard to beat."
--The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
PRAISE FOR THE SEVILLE COMMUNION
"One of those infrequent whodunits that transcend the genre . . . Page-turning pace and vivid characters." --Time
"Spain's bestselling author weaves an indelible tale of love, faith and greed that will keep readers shouting olé!" --People
"Dramatic extravagance . . . Párez-Reverte writes with narrative economy, a sharp eye for telling detail and a feel for history. . . . Good fun." --The New York Times Book Review
PRAISE FOR THE FLANDERS PANEL
"Párez-Reverte is a master storyteller. His story within a story is fascinating in its detail. His characters become so lifelike that they feel like old friends. And the plot is refreshingly creative." --San Francisco Examiner