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Queen of the South

Arturo Perez-Reverte - Author

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ISBN 9780452286542 | 464 pages | 31 May 2005 | Plume | 5.43 x 7.91in | 18 - AND UP
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From the international bestselling author comes an explosive literary thriller

“John Le Carre meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez…Pérez-Reverte has a huge following…and it’s spreading.”
The Wall Street Journal

Arturo Pérez-Reverte’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 heroine’s story unfolds.

“A modern-day epic…bearing the unmistakable ring of authenticity and a slam-bang narrative sure to resonate with legions of appreciative readers…All the core elements, after all, are here: love, violence, betrayal and honor.”
Los Angeles Times

The Da Vinci Code and The Rule of Four …pale in comparison with Pérez-Reverte novels…Pérez-Reverte shines in some white-knuckles action sequences…but his greatest triumph is [his] heroine.”
Time Out New York

“Pérez-Reverte’s literary thriller explodes with history, heartbreak [and] determination….An epic suspense story of heart and grit.”
Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)


“John Le Carre meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez…Pérez-Reverte has a huge following…and it’s spreading.” —The Wall Street Journal

“A modern-day epic…bearing the unmistakable ring of authenticity and a slam-bang narrative sure to resonate with legions of appreciative readers…All the core elements, after all, are here: love, violence, betrayal and honor.” —Los Angeles Times

 “The Da Vinci Code and The Rule of Four…pale in comparison with Pérez-Reverte novels…Pérez-Reverte shines in some white-knuckles action sequences…but his greatest triumph is [his] heroine.” —Time Out New York

“Pérez-Reverte’s literary thriller explodes with history, heartbreak [and] determination…An epic suspense story of heart and grit.” —Entertainment Weekly (Editor’s Choice)

Spanish Language Commentary

En La reina del sur, este autor nos muestra, con la maestría que acostumbra, que sus exploraciones de la realidad pueden convertirse en la ficción más sorprendente. Que sólo alguien como él puede crear un personaje literario que trasciende esa realidad para convertirse en héroe. Pero esta vez el héroe es una mujer: Teresa Mendoza. Una mujer sola que crea un imperio de la nada en un mundo de hombres duros, el del narcotráfico. Una persona capaz de todo y de nada porque la letra de su vida no la ha escrito ella. La reina del sur es, sin duda, una novela que arrasa, que sorprende, que perturba.


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