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  • Location: Madrid

Tomas Nevinson

Tomas Nevinson

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1990s: Spain in the 1990s is beset by a simmering campaign of terror from Basque separatists ETA,

  • ISBN: B0B5JT5WD9
  • Translator: Margaret Jull Costa
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Spain in the 1990s is beset by a simmering campaign of terror from Basque separatists ETA, with periodic atrocities shattering an illusory calm. Against this backdrop, retired British Secret Service member Tomás Nevinson – now living a quiet life in his hometown Madrid – is approached by his sinister former handler, Bertram Tupra, with an offer to bring him back in from the cold, for one last assignment: a favour for Tupra, for old times’ sake, which is also a favour for a powerful Spanish friend.

His mission: to go back undercover, in a small Spanish town, to find out which of three women who moved there a decade ago is in fact an ETA terrorist, on loan from the IRA, now on the run and living there incognito.

Travel Guide

Madrid

Charting a world where right and wrong, and good and evil, are irreparably blurred, Javier Marías takes us on a journey of rare and unforgettable suspense in this, the final novel written before his untimely passing in 2022.

Tomâs Nevinson is asked to go to go back undercover, in a small Spanish town, to find out which of three women who moved there a decade ago is in fact an ETA terrorist, on loan from the IRA.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Tomás Nevinson

Destination:  Madrid   Author/guide: Javier Marías Departure Time: 1990s

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