The Purity of Blood

by Arturo Perez-reverte

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Captain Alatriste, the chief protagonist in Purity of Blood is a born hero who lives by his sword – a cross between Zorro and D’Artagnan.  Quick witted, charismatic and flamboyant he may be but he has many enemies and his task in this the second book in which he features is to solve the mystery of a woman found strangled near a church whilst also rescuing the daughter of a great friend from a convent where she has been seduced by priests.  Powerfully written, entertaining and compulsive too.

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A woman has been found in a sedan chair in front of a church, strangled. In her hand is a pouch containing fifty escudos and a handwritten - but unsigned - note bearing the words 'For masses for her soul'. The chief constable Martin Saldana confides in his old friend and comrade in arms, Diego Alatriste. Still in danger from the powerful enemies he made in his first adventure, Captain Alatriste is considering returning to Flanders where the war has just resumed.

But first, his old friend Quevedo asks him for a favour. The daughter of one of his friends must be rescued from a convent, which certain 'priests' seem to be treating as little more than a harem. Then the woman who brought the girl to the convent goes missing and the connection is made to the murder at the church. It seems that Alatriste's sword is required once more.

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ISBN: 9780297848639
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780297848639
Publication date: 11th January 2006
Author: Arturo Perez-reverte
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About Arturo Perez-reverte

Arturo Pérez-Reverte is one of Spain's foremost novelists whose books include The Flanders Panel, The Dumas Club, The Fencing Master and Captain Alatriste (the first in the Alatriste series).

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