April in Spain (Quirke)

April in Spain (Quirke)

by John Banville (Author)

Booker Prize winner John Banville’s Quirke returns for a dramatic new mystery on the Spanish coast—a dark and evocative follow-up to national bestseller Snow

Don’t disturb the dead…

On the idyllic coast of San Sebastian, Spain, Dublin pathologist Quirke is struggling to relax, despite the beaches, cafés and the company of his disarmingly lovely wife. When he glimpses a familiar face in the twilight at Las Acadas bar, it’s hard at first to tell whether his imagination is just running away with him.

Because this young woman can’t be April Latimer. She was murdered by her brother, years ago—the conclusion to an unspeakable scandal that shook one of Ireland’s foremost political dynasties.

Unable to ignore his instincts, Quirke makes a call back home to Ireland and soon Detective St. John Strafford is dispatched to Spain. But he’s not the only one en route. A relentless hit man is on the hunt for his latest prey, and the next victim might be Quirke himself.

Sumptous, propulsive and utterly transporting, April in Spain is the work of a master writer at the top of his game.

In John Banville's captivating novel, "April in Spain (Quirke)", readers are transported to the vibrant landscapes of Spain during the tumultuous period of the Spanish Civil War. The story revolves around Quirke, a disillusioned Irish pathologist, who finds himself entangled in a complex web of intrigue and danger. As he investigates a series of mysterious deaths, Quirke uncovers a dark conspiracy that threatens to upend his world.

Against the backdrop of a nation torn apart by civil strife, Quirke's quest for truth leads him through a treacherous path filled with danger and uncertainty. He encounters a diverse cast of characters, each with their own motives and secrets, and must navigate a treacherous political landscape where alliances are fluid and loyalties are tested.

With his keen intellect and unwavering determination, Quirke unravels a web of deceit that reaches the highest levels of power. His relentless pursuit of justice brings him face-to-face with formidable adversaries who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. As he delves deeper into the mystery, Quirke discovers that the line between friend and foe is blurred, and he must rely on his instincts and courage to survive.

"April in Spain (Quirke)" is a gripping tale that explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. John Banville's masterful storytelling and evocative prose transport readers to a time and place of great turmoil, offering a poignant and thought-provoking examination of the human condition.


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