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From number-one best-selling author and Dagger Award winner Arturo Pérez-Reverte comes an epic historical tale following the dangerous and passionate love affair between a beautiful high society woman and an elegant thief. A story of romance, adventure, and espionage, this novel solidifies Pérez-Reverte as an international literary giant.

En route from Lisbon to Buenos Aires in 1928, Max and Mecha meet aboard a luxurious transatlantic cruise ship. There Max teaches the stunning stranger and her erudite husband to dance the tango. A steamy affair ignites at sea and continues as the seedy decadence of Buenos Aires envelops the secret lovers.

Nice, 1937. Still drawn to one another a decade later, Max and Mecha rekindle their dalliance. In the wake of a perilous mission gone awry, Mecha looks after her charming paramour until a deadly encounter with a Spanish spy forces him to flee.

Sorrento, 1966. Max once again runs into trouble - and Mecha. She offers him temporary shelter from the KGB agents on his trail, but their undeniable attraction offers only a small glimmer of hope that their paths will ever cross again.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte is at his finest here, offering listeners a bittersweet, richly rendered portrait of a powerful, forbidden love story that burns brightly over 40 years, from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age.

©2016 Arturo Perez-Reverte. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Where is George Guidall when you need him

I have thoroughly enjoyed Sr. P-R's work in both English and Spanish; Audible and written. I believe this novel is probably as good as my favorite, La Carta Esferica/The Nautical Chart, but It is very difficult to listen to this dry narration.

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