A Novel of Twentieth-Century Spain
About the Book
David Fordham is an expatriate living on the edge in Madrid. He is a free-lance journalist. His editor details him to investigate a cold case from the Spanish Civil War era some 30 years before. David resists. Doing the story threatens to disrupt his comfortable and accustomed lifestyle. It will expose him to notoriety he does not need. But, it is height-of-the-Cold-War 1963. David, Ariel Muñiz, a young Spanish woman and Ignacio “Nacho” Arjona, a veteran of the civil war, are irretrievably drawn in. They intrude themselves into a labyrinth of long-forgotten events that powerful individuals and institutions all over Europe must, at all costs, guarantee will remain undisturbed. David is smart, ambitious and a quick learner. His investigation leads him out of Madrid to locations around Spain and then extends to Paris, Gibraltar, Moscow and Berlin. His talent and ability for espionage and street craft develop fast against the backdrop of a budding, then flourishing relationship with Ariel and a profound and enduring friendship with Nacho as the three confront and endeavor to survive intrigue at the highest levels and mortal threats to their lives.
About the Author
Douglas L. Field, Esq. attended the Universities of Madrid, Spain and California at Berkeley and was admitted to the practice of law in 1973. He has practiced civil defense law for over 45 years in California. He retired from active litigation practice at the end of 2011 after trying numerous jury cases to verdict. During the entirety of his practice and in his retirement he has indulged his avocations as an amateur historian, educator and public speaker. He lived in Madrid from 1963 to 1964 and from 1968 to 1969. Since then he has returned regularly to Spain and travels multiple times each year to Central and South America. Mr. Field has extensive experience as a cruise line destination and enhancement lecturer, has sailed with numerous cruise lines and has lectured on a wide range of topics including Spanish and Latin American history and culture, geology, meteorology, oceanography, volcanology, the Panama Canal, South American politics, Latin American political figures and several Cuba topics. He is the author of the 2013 book The Expert Expert – The Path to Prosperity and Prominence as an Expert Witness.