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The Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-reverte
  

The Purity of Blood

Historical Fiction   Books for the Boys   
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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 DâArtagnan. 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.

If you like Arturo Perez-reverte you might also like to read books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Martin Stephen and Rafael Sabatini.

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The Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-reverte

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.

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

11th January 2006

Author

Arturo Perez-reverte

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Author's Website

www.perez-reverte.com/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback

Categories

Historical Fiction
Books for the Boys


ISBN

9780297848639

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