The Watcher in the Pine (Paperback)

By Rebecca Pawel

Soho Press, 9781569474099, 308pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006



The third Carlos Tejada investigation
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 lives in New York City and is pursuing a PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her widely praised first novel, "Death of a Nationalist," won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was a "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize finalist, as well as a best book of the year in the "Chicago Tribune," "Publishers Weekly" and "Detroit Free Press."