(Note: This is a review I wrote maybe six months ago, before I remembered I had a blog).
By Arturo Pérez-Reverte. New York: Harvest Books, 2006. 362 pages
Lucas Corso, the protagonist, is a finder of rare books for wealthy Europeans. In this thriller, he is hunting down a buyer for a rare first chapter from Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, and a book that is supposed to summon Satan, “The Nine Doors.”
Publisher’s Weekly perhaps sums up the attitude of the book best: “It’s a beach book for intellectuals.” An enthralling read from start to finish, its perfect for those long summer days in a hammock or on the beach.