La Europa turbulenta de los años treinta y cuarenta del siglo XX es el escenario de las andanzas de Lorenzo Falcó, ex contrabandista de armas, espía sin escrúpulos, agente de los servicios de inteligencia. Durante el otoño de 1936, mientras la frontera entre amigos y enemigos se reduce a una línea imprecisa y peligrosa, Falcó recibe el encargo de infiltrarse en una difícil misión que podría cambiar el curso de la historia de España. Un hombre y dos mujeres -los hermanos Montero y Eva Rengel- serán sus compañeros de aventura y tal vez sus víctimas, en un tiempo en el que la vida se escribe a golpe de traiciones y nada es lo que parece.
“Falcó’s world was different, and there the sides were perfectly defined: on one side there was him, and on the other, all the rest.”
Arturo Pérez-Reverte returns with a novel whose main character is his most fascinating one since Captain Alatriste. Violence, power struggle, suspense, loyalty and passion make up this addictive, extraordinary novel. "Falcó's world was another one, and in it the opponents were perfectly defined: on one side, it was him, on the other, everyone else." A turbulent Europe during the thirties and forties in the twentieth century, is the backdrop for the adventures of Lorenzo Falcó, ex-smuggler of arms, spy without scruples, agent of the secret intelligence services. During the fall of 1936, when the border between friends and enemies is reduced to a dangerous and unprecise fine line, Falcó is given the task of infiltrating a complicated mission that could change the course of Spain's history. One man, two women -the Montero brothers and Eva Rengelwill be his adventure companions and perhaps his victims, during a time in which life is written treason by treason and nothing is what it seems.
The turbulent Europe of the 20th century’s thirties and forties is the setting for the adventures of Lorenzo Falcó, ex-illegal arms dealer, spy without scruples, and agent for intelligence services. During the fall of 1936, while the border between allies and enemies is reduced to an imprecise and dangerous line, Falcó is commissioned to infiltrate a perilous mission that could change the course of history in Spain. A man and two women—the Montero brothers and Eva Rengel—will become his comrades in adventure and perhaps his victims, at a time in which life is written to the beat of treachery and nothing is what it seems.