Revue de presse
“A riveting journey into a past shrouded in mystery and literary allegory. . . . A thriller to open the eyes and stir the heart.” (James Rollins, author of Map of Bones)
“a cross-country race that showcases both the Spanish author’s meticulous historical research and her skill at interweaving it into her suspenseful narrative.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Asensi delivers fun in new thriller...an adventure that is so engrossing it could compel the reader to skip meals and ignore chores in a mad dash to read the book’s ending...Delicious to read.” (Associated Press)
Présentation de l'éditeur
The book was second place for the International Latino Award
Over 1,000,000 copies sold worldwide by the so called ‘Queen of the Spanish Adventure Fiction’, one of the top writers in Spanish language, and author of the bestseller The Last Cato
Set during the nineteen twenties, Elvira De Poulain, a Spanish painter based in Paris, receives news that her estranged husband, now running the family textile business in China, has died in his house in Shanghai under strange circumstances and that she must make appropriate funeral
arrangements. Accompanied by her niece, she leaves Marseille by boat to retrieve Rémy’s body and claim her share of his worldly goods, unaware that this journey is the beginning of a compelling quest through China in search of the First Emperor’s treasure. After an eventful voyage, they finally arrive, and Elvira and Fernanda soon find themselves immersed in an
underworld of gangsters, opium dens and political intrigues.
The book has been successfully published in 7 countries: US, Italy, Brazil, Holland, Greece, Rumania and Portugal.
“Fast-paced…A cross-country race that showcases the author’s meticulous historical research and her skill at interweaving it into her suspenseful narrative.” Publishers Weekly