The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte is an exciting intellectual thriller that follows book detective Lucas Corso, who is hired to authenticate the manuscript "The Anjou Wine," a chapter from Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers." Beginning with a puzzling suicide, Corso's investigation leads him into a vortex of mysteries, bewildering murder scenes, religious demonology, and a secret society whose members bear a remarkable resemblance to Dumas' characters. Arturo Perez-Reverte breaks from the standard formula of other mystery/thrillers to tell a story that is not soon forgotten. Reverte seamlessly blends his story with classical literature, medieval history, and religious themes. His characters are rich and unique. While not a fast read, The Club Dumas guarantees excitement from start to finish and is a must-read for any bibliophile.
As Lucas Corso investigates the authenticity of a manuscript by Alexander Dumas--received from a man later found hanged--he becomes embroiled in a search for a rare book of satanic lore, pursued by a sinister stalker and a mysterious woman. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.