The King's Gold
Publisher: Recorded Books
From the international bestselling author, the fourth adventure of Captain Alatriste, “the brooding charismatic hero of [Pérez-Reverte’s] wildly successful Spanish swashbuckling novels” (The New York Times) With The King’s Gold, bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte continues to enthrall readers and critics with his heroic seventeenth-century mercenary, Captain Alatriste. The fourth adventure picks up in Seville in 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Alatriste and his protégé, Íñigo Balboa, accept a risky jobinvolving a dozen swordsmen and mercenaries at their command, a dazzling amount of contraband gold, and a heavily guarded Spanish galleon returning fromthe West Indies. The job offer comes from the king himself, for at stake is nothing less than the Spanish Crown, and its dominion over the wealth of the Americas.But for Alatriste, a very personal surprise awaits him on that galleon.