The Antiquarian: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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In this gripping historical thriller, the search for a mysterious and powerful object hidden in the heart of Barcelona leads to ambition, desire, love—and murder
An intriguing letter from his adoptive father, Artur, turns novelist Enrique Alonso’s world upside down. Artur, a well-known antiquarian in Barcelona, reveals that he has discovered an ancient manuscript, but he feels uneasy, as though he’s in over his head. But before Artur can piece together the final part of the ...
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The Antiquarian: A Novel

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Overview

In this gripping historical thriller, the search for a mysterious and powerful object hidden in the heart of Barcelona leads to ambition, desire, love—and murder
An intriguing letter from his adoptive father, Artur, turns novelist Enrique Alonso’s world upside down. Artur, a well-known antiquarian in Barcelona, reveals that he has discovered an ancient manuscript, but he feels uneasy, as though he’s in over his head. But before Artur can piece together the final part of the puzzle, he is attacked and murdered. Enrique rushes to Barcelona to investigate his father’s death and retrieve the book. His ex-wife, Bety, a philologist, comes to his aid and the two set about translating and deciphering the encrypted text. Written in Latin and Old Catalan, the manuscript holds the key to the location of a priceless object dating back to the Middle Ages, and a secret closely guarded by the Jewish community living in the city’s Gothic Quarter. When Enrique and Bety realize they are not the only ones following the trail, it becomes a race against time to find the mythical object that has the power to transform lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453263945
  • Publisher: Barcelona Digital Editions
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 473
  • Sales rank: 9,976
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Julián Sánchez (b. 1966), a native of Barcelona, decided to become a writer after reading Jack London’s novel Martin Eden at the age of ten. Before pursuing this dream, he developed a career in the pharmaceutical industry and played professional basketball for fifteen years. He continues to have close ties with the sport, currently as a trainer. Literature and basketball are two fundamental activities in his life.
 
Sánchez’s first novel, El Anticuario (The Antiquarian) has been translated into thirteen languages thus far. His two subsequent books, La voz de los muertos (The Voice of the Dead) and El rostro de la maldad (The Face of Evil), have also begun international trajectories. El restaurador de arte (The Art Restorer), the long-awaited sequel to The Antiquarian, is his fourth novel.
 
Sánchez is married and has two children. He and his family reside in the wonderful city of San Sebastián, Spain.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    It's OK

    Semms contrived and predictable

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed it!

    It's mystery and intrigue, set in Spain. If you liked the DaVinci Code, you'll like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Loved this book! !

    Historical religious mysteries are one of my favorite genres...the colorful setting of modern Barcelona was a plus. Wonderful characters, very captivating plot...couldn't put it down. I would love to read something else by this author, but I don't know Spanish! Haven't found any more translated works.

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