The Queen of the South

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Güero Dávila is a pilot engaged in drug-smuggling for the local cartels. Teresa Mendoza is his girlfriend, a typical narco’s morra, quiet, doting, submissive. But then Güero’s caught playing both sides and in Sinaloa that means death.

Teresa finds herself alone, terrified, friendless and running to save her life, carrying nothing but a gym bag containing a pistol and a notebook that she has been forbidden to read. Forced to leave Mexico, she flees to the Spanish city of Melilla where she meets Santiago Fisterra, a Galician involved in trafficking hashish across the Strait of Gibraltar. When Santiago’s partner is captured, it is Teresa who steps in to take his place. Now Teresa has plunged into the dark and ugly world that once claimed Güero’s life - and she’s about to get in deeper . . .

About Arturo Perez-Reverte

Arturo Pérez-Reverte was born in 1951 in Cartagena, Spain. He was a television journalist who has appeared on some of the world’s most dangerous crises. He is the author of The Flanders Panel, The Dumas Club, The Seville Communion, The Fencing Master and The Nautical Chart.

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The Nautical Chart: A Novel of Adventure
The Nautical Chart: A Novel of Adventure