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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebeca Pawel Narrator: Elizabeth Klett Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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Madrid 1939. Carlos Tejada Alonso y Lean is a Sergeant in the Guardia Civil, a rank rare for a man not yet 30, but Tejada is an unusual recruit. The bitter civil war between the Nationalists and the Republicans has interrupted his legal studies in Salamanca. Second son of a conservative Southern family of landowners, he is an enthusiast for the Catholic Franquista cause, a dedicated, and now triumphant, Nationalist.

This war has drawn international attention. In a dress rehearsal for World War II, fascists support the Nationalists, while communists have come to the aid of the Republicans. Atrocities have devastated both sides. It is at this moment, when the Republicans have surrendered, and the Guardia Civil has begun to impose order in the ruins of Madrid, that Tejada finds the body of his best friend, a hero of the siege of Toledo, shot to death on a street named Amor de Dios. Naturally, a Red is suspected. And it is easy for Tejada to assume that the woman caught kneeling over the body is the killer. But when his doubts are aroused, he cannot help seeking justice.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hwachs | 4/17/2011

    " Really enjoyed this, especially because it was a setting I was so unfamiliar with. I was worried for a while that Tejada would remain the same semi-amoral fascist throughout, but happily that is not the case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adán | 12/1/2010

    " Gotta love a novel about Sergeant Tejada. I enjoyed the historical novel of a time/place I have not read much about, and definitely not a perspective I would have originally chosen to see. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/9/2010

    " This was debut novel of very interesting series. The series takes place in revolutionary Spain. What an interesting time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 5/23/2010

    " not your typical murder mystery - transports you to Franco's spain and inside a small slice of the terror, casual murder, disappearances, and allegiences - would be great to read in original spanish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/3/2009

    " One in a series of mysteries set in post-civil war Spain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evan | 6/22/2009

    " Not the best mystery and not the best description of Franco's Spain. It seems a great chance to write something much more vivid was wasted. The setting seems an artificial stage for the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/26/2009

    " Pawel has written a disturbing historical mystery set during the Spanish Civil War. More literary and nuanced than the average mystery, I almost gave up on it after the first few pages, but was glad I stuck with it (thought I continued to be disturbed). There is a second one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/17/2009

    " Love this series, especially Death of A Nationalist. I like reading anything set in Spain. In this case the author does a fantastic job making us root for the main character despite his flaws and his postion as a feared Guardia Civil. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 7/27/2008

    " GREAT BOOK. A wonderful look into life under Franco. If you've ever been to or studied in Spain you will appreciate this book, and will probably recognize the streets and places the characters inhabit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 6/1/2008

    " Moral ambiguity and the concept of 'flawed hero' makes for outstanding detective fiction. The Carlos Tejada Alonso Y Leon series is fascinating. Read the four books in this series before labelling him as a hero or a Fascist villain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 5/24/2008

    " I'm a huge fan of history/mystery books. This cruel and open portrayal of the hardships during the Spanish Civil War is hard to put down. It's a complicated story, so your can't just breeze through it, but then again, I like to savor a writer's style, so I naturally read slowly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 4/2/2008

    " The first book in a fine mystery series set in Civil War Spain. Nothing and no one is black and white. The principle character tries hard to be a good man in harsh times. Evocative of time and place and a very satisfying read if Spain and it's recent history is of interest. "

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