Walking the Lions: A Novel of Suspense

Walking the Lions A Novel of Suspense The unexpected message from Spain that his aunt has just died stuns Alex Nadal It s not just that the circumstances of her fatal fall are suspicious it s that his father had always led him to believe

  • Title: Walking the Lions: A Novel of Suspense
  • Author: Stephen Burgen
  • ISBN: 9780786710249
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The unexpected message from Spain that his aunt has just died stuns Alex Nadal It s not just that the circumstances of her fatal fall are suspicious, it s that his father had always led him to believe that his aunt was killed at the end of the Spanish Civil War sixty years ago With the inheritance of her farm near Barcelona, Alex decides to leave his native New York CityThe unexpected message from Spain that his aunt has just died stuns Alex Nadal It s not just that the circumstances of her fatal fall are suspicious, it s that his father had always led him to believe that his aunt was killed at the end of the Spanish Civil War sixty years ago With the inheritance of her farm near Barcelona, Alex decides to leave his native New York City for his ancestral homeland Very soon after landing on Spanish soil, however, Alex finds himself an unwelcome stranger in a country determined to keep its secrets An unnamed party persistently makes him fantastic offers for his aunt s estate, with hints of threats if he does not sell yet no one will answer his questions about the truth behind his true family legacy But Alex will not be put off and his persistence brings him up against some of the most powerful forces in the country, including Salvador Oriol, the uncrowned king of Catalonia, and his nephew Narcis, a sharply dressed thug with a talent for violence Yet Alex is not without allies, among them Carmen, the dark eyed arts correspondent of the Barcelona daily, who seems heaven sent On the other side, there is Angel, doyen of hustlers and Carmen s ex lover In a thriller that matches top notch suspense with the romantic atmosphere of Spain, Alex and Carmen unearth a dossier of explosive information on events that happened in 1938 and forced his father to flee the family farm In trying to find out why, Alex discovers that this is a country where there is no past, only unfinished business.

    One thought on “Walking the Lions: A Novel of Suspense”

    1. A basic mystery, nothing fantastic but a solid, entertaining read. Alex Nadal is left a farm near Barcelona by his aunt, who died from a fatal tumble down the stairs. This leads to several questions. One, why did his father say she had died while still a girl? Two, was her real death an accident or was she pushed?The farm is tied to a shady land deal and an atrocity dating from the Spanish Civil War. Alex, whose father had fled from Spain with a sense of secret shame tied to that long-ago atroci [...]

    2. The location was the most interesting part of the book. I'd like to visit Barcelona now. The "big reveal" is kind of predictable, the characters' choices don't always seem logical.

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