The Dancer Upstairs, Paperback Book
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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 guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds 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.

The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carre - tense, intricate and heartbreaking.


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For me, this was a real page turner. A well written novel in which a journalist stumbles upon the story of a lifetime when an off-duty police Colonel relates events leading to the capture of a guerilla leader. Set in the 1980s/90s the story draws on many aspects of the Colonel's life and character in a way that captures attention. It was a great read, one that I really enjoyed.

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