“Twenty years off the grid, and you thought you were safe.”
Pascual has been lying low in a provincial Catalan town with his wife and son, thinking he has finally put his past behind him, when a text message on his hacked phone delivers a brutal wake-up call. A man and a woman he has never seen before drop in for a midnight visit with an offer he can’t refuse. Uniquely valuable because of his dual identity, Pascual finds himself trapped in a money-laundering scheme involving a complex network of sovereign wealth, shell companies and cryptocurrencies, monitored by shadowy benefactors, Russian mafiosos, German intelligence, and a mysterious woman with a chilling warning: get out before it’s too late. Pascual races against time to uncover who or what is behind the operation that, once exposed, has the potential to take down entire governments and global markets.
Anyone who knows Pascual’s real name can only bring him trouble, so he knows the American who’s just found him in a cheap Marseille bistro is going to ruin more than his lunch. The CIA needs another favor from him, but this time there’s a million-dollar paycheck. All Pascual has to do is deliver a ransom for some hacked government data. But a simple job gets a lot more complicated when the hackers get hacked. Now Pascual finds himself on the run with the cyber-thief behind $100 million in gold-backed crypto, with a slew of enemies right behind them. From the opulent hotels of Monaco to a secret prison in war-torn Yemen, Pascual has no one to trust—and is running out of time.
Lying Crying Dying
Pascual Rose is a repentant ex-terrorist trying to make amends after defecting and selling out his former comrades in the European terrorist underground of the 1980’s. He is lying low in Barcelona when the only name he never gave up, the one woman he ever loved, reappears. She wants out now too, and she is on the run with a suitcase full of hijacked cash to start a new life somewhere far away– with Pascual. But nothing is what it seems, and when Pascual realizes that Katixa is lying to him, can the crying and the dying be far behind?
The Republic of Night
The sequel to Lying Crying Dying finds Pascual Rose trying to stay off the radar in Barcelona’s back alleys and bars, but to no avail. French intelligence agents find him and make him an offer he can’t refuse— identify an old Syrian comrade now working for a sinister Russian conglomerate, for a price. Reluctantly, Pascual heads to Paris, where he finds he is not the only one interested in his quarry; a dissident woman journalist is tailing a general from Algiers, who’s meeting with the Syrian’s Russian employers. Soon the pursuers become pursued in a chase across the capitals of Europe. Calling on old Israeli adversaries for help, Pascual is forced to confront unpleasant truths about his traveling companion—and misplaced trust could get him killed.
The third book in Martell’s series about Pascual Rose, a repentant terrorist, finds him tending bar in a Barcelona tavern frequented by Gypsies. Pascual’s emotional involvement with Sara, an enigmatic flamenco singer with her own secrets to hide, is endangered when his past catches up to him once again in the person of a stranger who knows his name.