The Resource The siege : a novel, Arturo Pâerez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne, (electronic resource)

The siege : a novel, Arturo Pâerez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne, (electronic resource)

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The siege : a novel
Title
The siege
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Arturo Pâerez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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
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Summary
A tale set during the Napoleonic siege of Cadiz finds unwavering police commissioner Rogelio Tizon investigating a series of murders committed by one of several possible suspects trapped within the bomb-stricken city
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Award
Duncan Lawrie International Dagger, 2014.
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10355825
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Pâerez-Reverte, Arturo
Dewey number
863/.64
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6666.E765
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Wynne, Frank
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True
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  • Murder
  • Câadiz (Spain)
Target audience
adult
Label
The siege : a novel, Arturo Pâerez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E615B726-8EAE-47E0-89C9-D94CCEDFCFB6
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780812994728
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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EB00367479
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E615B726-8EAE-47E0-89C9-D94CCEDFCFB6
System control number
(OCoLC)883353118
Label
The siege : a novel, Arturo Pâerez-Reverte ; translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E615B726-8EAE-47E0-89C9-D94CCEDFCFB6
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994728
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00367479
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E615B726-8EAE-47E0-89C9-D94CCEDFCFB6
System control number
(OCoLC)883353118

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