Cadiz, 1812. A fascinating city, liberal and educated, open to the world, but devastated by the War of Independence.
The story of several characters and a city where, as a chess pieces on a board dangerous, all these threads are related.
"I write what I see, what I read and what I am. There is a historical novel or on the War of Independence. Siege is a novel full of adventure, there is a central enigma of scientific, planning a challenge throughout history. It's set in the French siege of Cadiz, but is a novel of characters, multiple stories with different characters whose lives are crossing and whose attitudes and conflicts directly link to now. There is a police plot, espionage, and other scientific-romantic melodrama and another and another marine, and other adventurous. Come, all Perez-Reverte. As if the Bay of Cadiz was a huge board on which the novel's characters move like in a game. The war, the Constitution, the historical part are just the backdrop, but not the goal of the novel, there's nothing in her teaching. Each theme has a character who represents a part of history crossing will all come. They are all I have written my novels are here, "Arturo Pérez-Reverte.