My Review (4 stars out of 5)
Taking on the role of a spy, soldier James Burke reinvents himself as a Buenos Aires leather merchant, and with his trusty assistant William, sets off to aid efforts to free Argentina from Spain. Caught between two warring factions, Burke is faced with a difficult task and soon finds himself stuck in the middle when it seems everyone is against him.
I bought the eBook version of this ages ago, but for some reason the edition I have is no longer available. Doing a search on Amazon, there are currently two versions, but apparently not the one I’ve got. Anyway…
The book gets off to a slow start and continues in a similar vein for a long time. The historical details are fascinating, and it was this more than the storyline that kept me reading. Having said that, by the time I’d reached the halfway point, my boredom threshold was beginning to wane. While there’s a lot to like about the protagonist, his antics could do with being notched up a gear or two.
Potentially a great novel but a little slow for my liking.