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Queen of the South

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Queen of the South by Arturo Pérez-Reverte digital book - Fable

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The international bestseller that inspired the must-watch drama on USA Network starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza.

From “master of the intellectual thriller” Arturo Pérez-Reverte, a remarkable tale, spanning decades and continents—from the dusty streets of Mexico to the sparkling waters off the coast of Morocco, to the Strait of Gibraltar and Spain—in a story encompassing sensuality and cruelty, love and betrayal, and life and death.


Teresa Mendoza's boyfriend is a drug smuggler who the narcos of Sinaloa, Mexico, call "the king of the short runway," because he can get a plane full of coke off the ground in three hundred yards. But in a ruthless business, life can be short, and Teresa even has a special cell phone that Guero gave her along with a dark warning. If that phone rings, it means he's dead, and she'd better run, because they're coming for her next. Then the call comes.

In order to survive, she will have to say goodbye to the old Teresa, an innocent girl who once entrusted her life to a pinche narco smuggler. She will have to find inside herself a woman who is tough enough to inhabit a world as ugly and dangerous as that of the narcos-a woman she never before knew existed. Indeed, the woman who emerges will surprise even those who know her legend, that of the Queen of the South.

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31 Reviews

3.5
“This book kicked ass. A great story.”
“It took me a while to finish this book but that was only due to my procrastination. I bought this book because I had watched the American show adaptation of the show and fell in love with it. Then I watched the Mexican adaptation and fell even more in love with it For me, this book takes story telling to a whole nother level. I love how it goes from the interviewer’s timeline to Teresa’s timeline. I recommend this book for anyone that’s into drama and action. 10/10 recommend.”

About Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s novels have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as “the master of the intellectual thriller” (Chicago Tribune). Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full-time. His novels include the Captain Alatriste series, The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, The Nautical Chart, The Queen of the South, and What We Become. His books have been published in fifty countries.He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy. He lives near Madrid, Spain.

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