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Purity of Blood

Purity of Blood( )
Author: Pérez-Reverte, Arturo
Translator: Peden, Margaret Sayers
ISBN:978-0-452-28798-3
Publication Date:Nov 2006
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Plume
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Gear up for swashbuckling adventure in the second "riveting"* historical thriller in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series.

The fearless Alatriste is hired to infiltrate a convent and rescue a young girl forced to serve as a powerful priest's concubine. The girl's father is barred from legal recourse as the priest threatens to reveal that the man's family is "not of pure blood" and is, in fact, of Jewish descent--which will all but destroy the family...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.39 x 7.95 x 0.63 Inches
Book Weight:0.56 Pounds
Author Biography
Pérez-Reverte, Arturo (Author)
Novelist and former journalist Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez was born in Cartagena, Spain on November 25, 1951. He started his journalistic career writing for the Spanish newspaper Pueblo and later for Television Espanola - the Spanish state owned television, in the role of war correspondant. He worked as a war correspondent from 1973 to1994 before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, El húsar, which was set in the Napoleonic Wars, was published in 1986, and he is well-known internationally for his popular Captain Alatriste fiction series, which takes place in 17th-century Europe. Pérez-Reverte has been elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.

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