Death of a Nationalist, the book that started it all, is now in paperback!
Madrid, 1939.  General Franco has just declared Spain's bitter Civil War over.  For the supporters of the Spanish Republic, among them wounded veteran Gonzalo Llorente, hope is dead.  For Carlos Tejada Alonso y León, a sergeant in the feared Guardia Civil, and a supporter of Franco's fascist-backed Nationalists, a new world is being born. 

As a member of the Guardia, Tejada is charged with suppressing the last resistance of "Red" Madrid.  When he finds Gonzalo's lover Viviana kneeling over the body of a murdered colleague, he assumes she is the killer, and shoots her out of hand.  But a strange clue by his comrade's body makes him investigate further, and he soon suspects that he has made a terrible mistake.

When Gonzalo returns from the hospital, convalescent, he discovers that his beloved Viviana is dead.  Knowing that he himself is a wanted man because of his role in the defense of Madrid, he decides to spend the time remaining to him searching for her murderer, and trying to avenge her death.  His search for Tejada sets the two men on a collision course that will make one lose everything he loves, and the other question everything he believes in. 

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Check out Law of Return, the second book in the series.

See a preview of The Watcher in the Pine, the third book in the series, which should appear early in 2005.

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