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5.0 out of 5 stars Opens a new fictional door, 29 Jun. 2005
This review is from: Death of a Nationalist (Soho Crime) (Paperback)
I picked up Rebecca Pawel's Death of a Nationalist in a random moment - it looked a bit moody and passed the judging-a-book-by-it's-cover test very nicely. My screeching 3 year old precluded more lengthy consideration - definitely a dash-and-grab raid. I've had a number of rather inspired finds through this dad with a mission approach. Well this is the best yet, what a stunner - I finished it in an evening and was desperate to move on to its sequel Law of Return which I dispatched just as swiftly. I've not had a chance to investigate Pawel further and know nothing of her but for a passing reference to her being a schoolteacher in Manhattan and young which seems an unlikely background, but... What most struck/impressed me was her ability to make a sympathetic hero out of a fascist guardia.She manages to make a hero of her villain while treading through the quagmire of the immediate post-civil war era in Spain - Hemmingway, Grahame Greene and Ian Rankin all somehow converge with a dash of something else I don't recognise - presumably Pawel!
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