'Enviably good' Louis de Bernieres.
Can be read on its own or as a sequel to The Vision of Elena Silves. A chance encounter with Colonel Rejas provides the key to a story that Latin America correspondent John Dyer, has been following for 12 years, a story which details the progress of a manhunt alive with terror and longing. This novel explores one of the most astonishing stories in the whole history of twentieth-century terrorism. Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he found the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time.