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A dangerous and passionate love affair between an accomplished tango dancer turned elegant thief and a beautiful, intelligent society woman bursts off the page in this epic historical tale of romance and espionage that further establishes #1 bestselling author and Dagger Award winner Arturo 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 after all these years, 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, offering us a bittersweet, richly rendered portrait of a powerful, forbidden love story that burns brightly over forty years, from the fervor of youth to the dawn of old age.
Number of Pages: 453
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Street Date: June 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5468