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Few authors inspire the kind of passion that Arturo Pérez-Reverte does. Reviewers, readers, and booksellers alike have embraced his fiction as the perfect blend of suspense and literary ambition. A global bestseller, he is one of the most admired and widely read authors in the world. And his stunning new novel is his best yet.
A remarkable tale, The Queen of the South spans continents, from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. A sweeping story set to the irresistible beat of the drug smugglers' ballads, it encompasses sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, as its heroine's story unfolds.
Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next.
Then the call comes.
In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a ****** narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.
Â?The Wall Street Journal
Arturo PÃ©rez-ReverteÂ's latest novel has him poised for true breakout bestsellerdom: The Queen of the South hit multiple bestseller lists and garnered stunning reviews, with raves describing it as his greatest achievement to date. An extraordinary novel, it captivated booksellers, critics and readers almost without exception.
The Queen of the South spans continents, from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain. Set to the irresistible beat of outlaw ballads, this sweeping story encompasses sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, as its heroineÂ's story unfolds.
Â?A modern-day epicÂ?bearing the unmistakable ring of authenticity and a slam-bang narrative sure to resonate with legions of appreciative readersÂ?All the core elements, after all, are here: love, violence, betrayal and honor.Â?
Â?Los Angeles Times
Â?The Da Vinci Code and The Rule of Four Â?pale in comparison with PÃ©rez-Reverte novelsÂ?PÃ©rez-Reverte shines in some white-knuckles action sequencesÂ?but his greatest triumph is [his] heroine.Â?
Â?Time Out New York
Â?PÃ©rez-ReverteÂ's literary thriller explodes with history, heartbreak [and] determinationÂ?.An epic suspense story of heart and grit.Â?
Â?Entertainment Weekly (EditorÂ's Choice)