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Sentinel by Mark Oldfield
  

Sentinel

Part of the Vengeance of Memory Series
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Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2013.

CWA Judges' comment: “A very dark and chilling account of Spain under Franco, this novel is intensely atmospheric and a truly substantial work.”

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Synopsis

Sentinel by Mark Oldfield

1936, Badajoz: His unit defeated, his ammunition spent, a boy-soldier flees into the hills pursued by Franco's shock-troops. He will need more than luck to survive the day. 1953, Madrid: Amid snow-bound streets, the head of Franco's secret police discovers the web of lies burying his past is unravelling. Even for a man feared throughout the city, the truth is a death sentence. 2009, Las Penas: Forensic Investigator Ana Maria Galindez unearths a mass grave in a disused mine. Her investigation will disturb forces that have lain dormant for decades. THE SENTINEL is a spellbinding thriller in a trilogy of rare power and scope that unlocks the dark heart of Spain, weaving past and present together to portray a country still scarred by civil war, still riven by fear and hatred, still plagued by secrets that refuse to die.

Reviews

'Superbly told, and with a fine villain at its heart, this is a remarkable first thriller that bodes exceptionally well for Oldfield's future'
The Daily Mail

'An extremely compelling read ... Oldfield builds and maintains tensions like a pro, and is one to watch' It's a Crime

'Polished and impressive ... [for] fans of Kate Mosse'
Guardian

'A remarkably accomplished and interesting debut
Literary Review

About the Author

Mark Oldfield was born in Sheffield, but now lives in Kent. He holds a PhD in criminology.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2013

Author

Mark Oldfield

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781908800671

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