Purity of Blood (Captain Alatriste, Bk 2)
Purity of Blood - Captain Alatriste, Bk 2 Author:Arturo Perez-Reverte Captain Alatriste, Madrid's most charismatic swashbuckler, returns in Pérez-Reverte's acclaimed international bestseller. The fearless Alatriste is hired to infiltrate a convent and rescue a young girl forced to serve as a powerful priest's concubine. The girl's father is barred from legal recourse as the priest threatens ... more »to reveal that the man's family is "not of pure blood" and is, in fact, of Jewish descent—which will all but destroy the family name. As Alatriste struggles to save the young hostage from being burned at the stake, he soon finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the heart of the Spanish Inquisition. A literary thriller that delivers adventure and rich historical detail, Purity of Blood captivates to the final page.« less
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I discovered this author while on a series of cruises. At trips end I had read 5 of his books. Since then I have read everyone that I could locate. While Captain Alatriste will will always be my favorite, I have enjoyed all his books.