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Author Pérez-Reverte, Arturo, author.

Uniform Title Asedio. English
Title The siege : a novel / Arturo Pérez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (589 pages) : illustrations
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Summary -- Cadiz, 1811: The Spanish port city has been surrounded by Napoleon's army for a year. Their backs to the sea, its residents endure routine bombardments and live in constant fear of a French invasion. And now the bodies of random women have begun to turn up throughout the city--victims of a shadowy killer. Police Comisario Rogelio Tizon has been assigned the case. Known for his razor-sharp investigation skills--as well as his brutal interrogation methods--Tizon has seen everything. Or so he thought. His inquiry into the murders reveals a surprising pattern: Each victim has been found where a French bomb exploded. Logic tells him to pass it off as coincidence; his instinct tells him otherwise, and he begins to view Cadiz as a living chessboard, with himself and the killer the main players. In a city pushed to the brink, violence and desperation weave together the lives of a group of unlikely people: the Spanish taxidermist who doubles as a French spy; the young woman who uses her father's mercantile business to run the enemy blockade; the rough-edged corsair who tries to resist her charms; and the brilliant academic furiously trying to perfect the French army's artillery and bring Cadiz to its knees once and for all. And as Napoleon presses closer, Tizon must make his next move on the bomb-scarred chessboard before the killer claims another pawn. Combining fast-paced narrative with scrupulous historical accuracy, this smart, suspenseful tale of human resilience is Arturo Perez-Reverte at the height of his talents. -- -- -- --The Denver Post "Few contemporary writers conjure up derring-do as well as Arturo Perez-Reverte."--The Christian Science Monitor From the Hardcover edition.
A tale set during the Napoleonic siege of Cádiz finds unwavering police commissioner Rogelio Tizón investigating a series of murders committed by one of several possible suspects trapped within the bomb-stricken city.
Chronological Term 1810-1812
Subject Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Cádiz (Spain) -- History -- Siege, 1810-1812 -- Fiction.
Spain -- Cádiz. (OCoLC)fst01204632
Genre Mystery Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Wynne, Frank, translator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Pérez-Reverte, Arturo. Siege London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013 9780297864325
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Pérez-Reverte, Arturo. Siege New York : Random House, [2014] 978140069682 (DLC) 2014004597 (OCoLC)877561998
ISBN 9780812994728 : $65.00
0812994728 : $65.00
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