bestselling books, including The Club
Dumas, The Flanders Panel, The Seville Communion, and the Captain
Alatriste series, have been translated into thirty-four languages in fifty
countries and have sold millions of copies. Pérez-Reverte was born in 1951 in
Cartagena, Spain, and now lives in Madrid, where he was recently elected to the
Spanish Royal Academy. A retired war journalist, he covered conflicts in
Angola, Bosnia, Croatia, El Salvador, Lebanon, Libya, Nicaragua, Romania, the
Persian Gulf, and Sudan, among others. He now writes fiction full time.