Jack Telford, a journalist with a left wing newspaper, is sent to report on the tours and tries to uncover the underlying reasons for the war. However his eccentric holiday making companions along with a power hungry tour guide make his task difficult. Then one of the tourists is murdered and Telford is captured by Republican guerillas, putting his life in danger as he tries to solve the murder and save his own sanity.
I know little of the Spanish Civil War and so I began reading this novel with a sense of anxiety, being out of one's comfort zone can be challenging can't it? However, within a few pages I was hooked by David Ebsworth's wonderful story and eloquent, yet light, prose. He quickly establishes characters and their personalities, providing you with the boundaries of "goodie & baddie" before flipping the whole premise on its head and bringing a whole new perspective to the story.
If you enjoy passionate characters, with a well-researched and deep historical plotline then you really need to read this book. It has been crafted with exceptional care and whether you buy it on Kindle or in paperback, I can quite honestly say that this book is a keeper!
I give "The Assassin's Mark" 4 Crosses!
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